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Our ^Appreciations and ^Acknowledgments 

drop it. Through the very liberal policy of advertising inaugu- 
rated by the Herald-Democrat, practically everyone in Gibson 


This history of Gibson Comity's part in the World War is pre- 
sented in the hope that it will preserve the spirit of those wonder- 
ful days when all true Americans had the opportunity to show 
appreciation of Freedom by going to the battle front to tight 
militarism in its lair, or to camp to train men for service, or to be 
trained, or in factories or munitions turning out products needed, 
or taking one's place in Liberty Loan drives and Red Cross work, 
or, in a word, finding one's best place for service and going at the 
job with might and main. Those were glorious days in Gibson 
County. Patriotism glowed in men's faces and the inspiration 
of a mighty purpose ennobled all. 

It is realized that only a small part of the story can be told in 
this one volume. Although every act of bravery or devotion to 
country worthy of lasting fame in Gibson County history is not 
given here, the accounts are representative and they will inspire 
in your children and grandchildren a pride in Gibson County and 
a deeper reverence and love for their country. 

It is hoped that the history will not show partiality to any 
special section of the county. If more photographs appear from 
one place than another it is because people in the first place re- 
sponded better. Thousands of letters have been written and the 
invitation extended through the county papers to all soldiers, 
sailors, air men and war workers to co-operate in this collecting 
of records to the extent of sending their own. We thank those 
who responded and harbor no blame for those who did not — it is 
so easy to put off things and forget. 

More than a year ago the Herald-Democrat at Trenton launched 
this project, engaging lis to care for and arrange photographs and 
to collect data. Under the stress of other business demands the 

Herald-Democrat withdrew from the undertaking in October, 
1919. We had become too interested in the work by that time to 



County read of the historical work and was given an opportunity 
to take part. We thank them for the well-laid foundation. 

We are indebted to so many for assistance that it would not be 
practical to try to name them all. The following deserve special 

We thank all those who prepared data for the book and to whom 
credit is given on the page where their article appears. 

Our ( longressman, Hon. Finis J. Garrett, was very kind in per- 
sonally selecting government war hooks that have been used in 
compiling the history of the war. A chronology of the war as 
furnished by the Western Newspaper Union has been very help- 
ful. We appreciate the faithful co-operation of the Long-Johnson 
Printing Company of our neighboring city of Jackson. 

The engraving concerns have used extreme care in the handling 
of photographs to get for us the best results. 

The Molloy Company of Chicago, specialists in the art of em- 
bossing and decorating leather, in preparing these beautiful cov- 
ers, have Avon our confidence and thanks. 

In mechanical devices needed to expedite the collecting and 

classifying of records we have received delightful courtesies from 
the Oliver Typewriter Company of Chicago and the Rotospeed 
Company of Dayton, Ohio. 

For the pronunciation of those troublous war terms we are in- 
debted to the G. and C. Merriam Company of Springfield, Mass., 
who publish the Webster Dictionaries. We chose the Webster 
system of pronunciation because it is the most popular throughout 
the South and those diacritical marks have been taught in all 
Gibson County schools for decades. 

The State of Tennessee, through the State Historian, John 
Trotwood Moore, has set about the task of preserving the war 
records of the State in a card system to be tiled in the Memorial 
Hall in Nashville. Mr. Moore has asked lis to serve as chairman 
for the collecting of the records for the Gibson County section. 
The Gibson County Court was the first in the State to set aside 
a sum for postage for the handling of these records. We thank 
every member of the Court. We appreciate the co-operation of 
the twenty-five women chairmen of the several Civil Districts in 
the county and all the committees who are assisting. 




A copy of the Gibson County Honor Roll will be given the State 
and kept in the Gibson County section of the Memorial Hall, in 
honor of "Our Boys." 

Take the volume in the spirit in which it has been compiled— 
a spirit not of idly boasting of what has been accomplished but of 
reviewing past efforts to inspire us to attempt great things in the 
future. One lesson we might learn from the war period is that 
when enough people stand together determinedly for the right, 
the right wins. 

For all who lent us photographs or sent records, prepared for 
us Red Cross notes and in so many ways assisted us, let us add 
another word of appreciation. Sincerely, 

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P. L. Browning ------- County Supt. of Education 

T. K. Happel Trenton, Tenn. 

W. W. Herron ----------- Trenton, Tenn. 

R. P. Adams - - Trenton, Tenn. 

J. D. Senter - - Humboldt, Tenn. 

Chas. W. Albright Humboldt, Tenn. 

G. B. Hargrove ------------ Eaton, Tenn. 

A. D. McCutchen ____-___. Dyer, Tenn. 

R, P. Yates - - - - - - - - - - - Bradford, Tenn. 

M. C. Guy ------------ Bradford, Tenn. 

J. D. Denney ------------- Milan, Tenn. 

W. S. Fields -------- - - Milan, Tenn. 

A. D. Hassell ----------- Milan, Tenn. 

F. R. Utley - -._-._ Yorkville, Tenn. 



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The Army and Navy (Biographical Sketch) ----- 15 

J ii Flanders Fields (Poem) 50 

There Is No Death (Poem) 51 

Gold Star Boys - 52 

Gibson County Men Who Entered Service ------ 58 

The Red Cross (i ^ 

The Spirit of Home Service ----------- 78 

] Ionic Service Work ------------- 81 

Liberty Loans 83 

Borne Service Work (Biographical Sketches) - - - 90 

Gibson County --------------- 102 

Selective Service ------- 146 

The Great World War - - 153 

Bill Hohenzollern (Poem) 179 

Special Personal Sketches 180 

One Hundred Years From Now (Poem) ------- 191 

Gazetteer ----- 192 

Our Flag (Poem) - 193 

Personal Reminiscences ------------ 194 


The First Born 

/ spotted him, by gracious, in the twinklin' of an eye, 

Out of more'n a thousand soldiers when the Big Review went hv ; 

Out of more durn men and horses and artillery — why, say! 

I knowed him in a minute when I heard the first hand phiv' 

They teas mighty like, them youngsters, as they all swung down the line 

Lookin' straight ahead and keepin' step and mar chin' mighty fine, 

But I spotted him the minute he was nigh enough to see. 

And a kind of pleasant shiver come and run all over me. 

If you'd ast me hozv I done it I don't bnozv as I could saw 

But he looked a little slicker than the rest of them some way; 

He was buttoned up some neater and his head teas purty high, 

Just a little wee bit higher when he went a-marchin' by; 

And he stepped a little spryer, so it sort o' seemed to me. 

And he never seemed to tire, but went marchin' with a free 

And a stiddy, smooth and swingin' stride; they all looked mighty fine. 

But you couldn't help but spot him when they all come dozen the line. 

They was just a little difference — not much. I'm free to say, 

But they was a little difference — a little in the way 

That he held his head and shoulders, and you might not hardly sec 

What it was, but I can tell you it was plain as day to me. 

He stood just a little st might er than most anybody there. 

Sort o' carried himself better and his shoulders teas more square. 

And I couldn't help but notice how durn trim he was and tall, 

And he ketehed the tune and step a little belter than them all. 

You don't have to take my judgment; I might favor him, it's true. 
Favor him among them others, as a daddy's apt to do. 
But his mother, she teas with me, and she says to me, says she: 
'Jim looks trimmer, straighter. taller than the others seem to be. 
And he marches on some spryer and his shoulders is more square. 
And his blouse is buttoned slicker than most anybody there!" 
Which she seen the same as I did. and was said' before she heard 
What I thought when I first seen him — and corroborates my word! 

— James IV. Foley. 
Courtesy Saturday Evening Post. 


Gibson County Soldier Group One 


First Lieut. 324th Inf.; born Jan. SS, 1832, 
Humboldt. Terai.; son of J. J. R. and Annie 
f Adams; entered service May 11, 1917; 
promoted Aue;. la. 1917. and Jan. 1, 1918; 
11 months A. E. F. ; Meuse-Argonne; 
imustered out July 7, 1919. 


Private Co C U7th Inf.; lorn Fentress 
County. Tenn.; son of Calvin C. and Jose- 
phine Baldwin; entered service Oct. 5, 1917; 
served in Belgium and France; mustered 
out Ft. Oglethorpe, April 13, 1919. 


Corporal. Co. B. 345th Machine Gun. torn 
Sept 11 1894; son of John C. and Ada v. 
('anion, ml, -red service Sept. 21, 1917; pro- 
moted March 1, 1919; at St. Mihiel and 
Meuse-Argonne; mustered out (amp 
Bowie. June 23, 1919. 


Private. 5th Reg. fj. S. Marines; born in 
Huntingdon. Tenn., Jan. 27, 1899; son ol 

William c and Re ca Keaton I hristen- 

berrv; entered seivice Oct. 2S, 1916; served 
at Verdun, etc.; wounded at Officers 'Flam- 
ing School near Paris. April 17. Wis; mus- 
tered out Dec. 1, 191S. 


Second Lieut 4th Div. Motor Supply Train; 
born Feb 10 1889; sun of John W. and Kate 
McCall Cob-man; entered service May 15, 
1917; promoted Aug. 15, 1917; served at 
Chateau-Thierry; mustered out April LI, 


First Class Private, Co. B, 117th Inf.; bora 
Jan 6. 1S93; son of H. and N. E. Dozer; 
entered service Sept. 8, 1917; served A. E 
F wounded battle of Estress, Oct \ 1918, 
mustered oul Jan. 16. 1919; awarded Amel 
ican H. S. Ciuss. 


Captain M. C; born Nov. 7, 1889. Trenton. 
Tenn- son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Freed; 
enteied service Dec. 1917; promoted spring 
1919; served 1'. S. Base Hospital IK, a I 
Neufchateau, France; mustered out camp 
Dix, N. V . June, 1919 


Sergeant. Co. H. 323rd Inf.; born July 12. 
is!i:; I,,. .a Gibson. Tenn.: son of J. D. and 
Emma Buttrev Haley; promoted July 30, 
191S; served with A. E. F. ; mustered out at 
Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. 


Sergeant; born in Rutherford, Tenn.. Am; 
7, 1891; son of J. F. and Frances Knox; 
entered service June 27, 1918; promoted Aug. 
191S. and Oct. 1918; served Camps Ogle- 
thorpe. Gin tlun. and mustered out McClel- 


First class Private, Co. K. Inf.; born 
in Yorkville, Tenn.; son of Mr. and Mis 
J. F. Knox; entered service July 5, mis, 
stationed ai Camps She elan and Gordon; 
mustered out Feb. 24, 1919. 

JOHN R. KNOX— (11) 

First Class Private or Lance Corporal Co. 
E. 4.".th Inf.; born in Yoikville, Tenn.; son 
of Mr. and Mis. J. F. Knox; entered ser- 
\ ice July 5, L918; served at Camps Sheridan 
and Gordon; mustered nut Feb. 24, 1919. 


Corporal; loin in Martin, Tenn., Feb. 2, 
1890; son ol' Francis M. and Martha Jane 
Rawls; entered service June 24, 1917; pro- 
moted Dee. 191S; served in Belgium and 
North France; mustered out Apl il 16, 1919. 

FINLIE B. RAY— (13) 

Private; born near Eaton. Tenn., March 4, 
1S94; son of Mr. and Mrs. Gianville Ray; 
entered service July 25. 1918; served in Eng- 
land three months; mustered out Camp 
Taylor. Ky.. Jan. 22, 1919 

VANCE ROE— (14) 

Btn. Sergeant-Major, 119th Inf.; born Aug. 
10. 1898; son of Mr. and Mis Henry Roe- 
entered service Aug. 27, 1917: pinmoted 
April. 1918, and Aug. 13. 1918; wounded at 
second tattle of Somme; muster,.,] out Ft 
Oglethoi pe, June 19, mm. 


Sailor; born Nov. 7, 1890; son of Raymond 
and Lauia S, holes; entered service July 3, 
1917; served on the sea: still in service.' 


Private; I i Sept. 27. 1894; son of Ray- 
mond and Lima Scholes; entered service 
July 7, 1917: served in France and Germany 
still in service July. 1919. 


Corporal Co. M, 120th Inf., 30th Div.; bom 
March 2. 1891. Eaton. Tenn.; son of E. F. 
and Mora Norvell Strain; entered seivice 
July. 1917; promoted Nov. 191S; wounded at 
battle Hindenbuig Line, Sept. 29, 1918; mus- 
tered out May, 1919. 


Private; born in Dyer County; son of Frank 
and Cinda Waggoner; pro-noted to wag- 
oner Sent 25, 1IU8. 2H4th M. P.; served in 
Meuse-Argonne offensive; mustered out at 
Ft. Oglethorpe. Ga. 

JOHN R. WALKER, JR.— (19) 

Sergeant H,|. Co.. 30th Inf. Reg. Armv and 
same Reg. 3rd Div.; born Feb. 23. 1S93; son 
of John R. and Bessie Walker; entered 
service Dec. 1!'17, Jefferson lik; promoted 
Feb. 1919; wounded near Verdun Oct. 10. 
1918; mustered out April 1919. 

CLAUD A. WEBB— (20) 

Private; bom March 13, 1896; son of D. A. 
and Mollie Webb; entered service June 29, 
1918; sent to mechanical school, Knoxville, 
Tenn.. then to Camp Jackson, s. c. ; mus- 
tered out late in 1919. 



Gibson County Soldier Group Two 


Sergeant in charge Brig. Hc[. 161st; born at 
Eaton, Tenn.. July 6, 1895; son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Garland Anderson; entered service 
May 28, 1918; promoted Dec. 1918; served 11 
months in France; mustered out June 1919. 


Private, 275th Aero Squadron; born Oct. 2, 
1893. in Dyer, Tenn.; sun of John W. and 
Sarah E. Band; intend st-i vice Dec. Hi. 
1917; served on Taliaferro Field. Ft. Worth, 


Band Corporal: born Sept. 2. 1890: son of 
John and Sarah Baird; husband of Ruby 
Overall Baird; entered service Dee. 1917; 
promoted Dec. 1918; served in Northern 
France; mustered out Ft. Oglethorpe. May 
21, 1919. 


Private. Hq. Co. 119th Inf.; born in Eaton, 
Tenn.. June. 1897; son of J. T. and Almeda 
Ernest; entered service Aug. 15, 1917; served 
in Ypres and Somme battles; mustered out 
at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., April 16. 1919. 


Private, Co. L, 148th Inf.. 37th Div.; born in 
Eaton, Tenn.. Feb. 7, 1SS8; son of James T. 
and Almeda Ernest; entered service July 
25, 1918; served with A. E. F. ; mustered out 
Ft. Oglethorpe. Ga., April 17. 1919. 


Second Lieutenant, Q. M. C.; lorn in Tren- 
ton, March 26, 1892; son of Dr. and Mrs. J. 
T. Faucett; entered service Sept. 1917; pro- 
moted Sept. 191S; served Camps Sheridan, 
McArthur, Johnston. Jackson; mustered 
out March 1919. 


Ordnance Sergeant; born Feb. 10, 1x96. in 
Trenton; son of Howard W. and Lottie 
Dance Bandy; entered ser\ ice May, 1918; 
promoted Fell. 3. 1919; served with heavy 
artillery St. Mihiel and Argonne; mustered 
out Oct. 3, 1919. 


First Class Private; born Oct. 7. 1SS9, 
Dobelville. Tenn.; sun of Amzel W. and 
Sallie Greer Baugus; entered service July 
25, 191S; served in Le Mans, France; pro- 
moted Jan. 1919; mustered out Camp Gor- 
don, July, 1919. 


First Class Private, .Med. Dept.; born Julv 
1. 1S93; son of A. W. and Sallie Greer Bau- 
gus; entered service April 1. 1918; served in 
Fiance, Base Hospital 43; promoted Aug. 
1918; mustered out Ft. Oglethorpe. 


Private; born Oct. 7, 1892. in New Albany. 
Miss.; son of Rev. J. A. and Mrs. Sara J. 
Bell; entered service July 29. 1918; served at 
Vancouver, Washington, mustered out Jan. 
16, 1919, at Camp Taylor 


Private, Med. Corps; born at Laneview, 
Dec. 21. 1892; son of John L. and Zora Dean 
Cail; entered service April 27. 1918; served 
in Base Hospital la. England: mustered out 
Columbus Bks. Ohio, Feb. 1919. 


Sergeant-Major; son of R. R. and Mattie 
Collins; entered service Dec. 12, 1917; pro- 
moted Feb. 191S; served at Park Field 
Aviation Field, Millington, and six months 
overseas; mustered out Dec. 27, 1918. 


Corporal; born Oct. 25. 1896, Eaton, Tenn.; 
son of J. C. and Lula Patterson Dunagan; 
entered service Aug. 1917: promoted Oct. 
1917; served in A. E. F. ; wounded Mt. Kem- 
mel. Sept. 23. 191S; mustered out Ft. Ogle- 


Private, Co. B. M. P., Slst Div.; born Maury 
I'ity. Tenn., July 211. 1894; son of A. T. and 
Mary Foster; entered service Oct. 1917; 
served at Caimp Jackson, S. C. ; honorably 
discharged Feb. 12, 191S. 


Private; born in Rondo, Ark., Sept. 3, 1898; 
son of James Monroe and Mattie Eliza- 
lieili Grimes; entered service Sept. 5, 191S; 
served A. E. F. France; mustered out Feb. 
10. 1919. 


Corporal, 81st Div.; born at Laneview, 
Sept. 16, 1SS9; son of John D. and Cuba 
Meek; promoted June 1918; served in 318th 
Signal Btn. Battery D. Fiance; entered 
service April 1918; mustered out June 1919. 


Private; born Aug. 29. 1892. Trenton Tenn.; 
son of J. G. and Fannie Moirison; entered 
service Oct. 3, 1917; served at Ypres and 
Bellicourt; mustered out April 17. 1919. 


First Lieut , 162d Depot Brigade; born 
March 15, 1891; son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph 
Spencer Norvell; entered service July 25, 
1917; served in Officers' Training Camp. Ft. 
Oglethoi-pe. and Camp Pike; promoted Nov. 

1917, and Aug. 191S; mustered out Jan. 15. 


Private, Co. M. 118th Inf.; born Sept. 15, 
1S98. Trenton; son of John K. and Mar- 
guerite Pearce; entered service July 29, 
1917; served A. E. F. ; wounded Sept. -9. 

1918, battle of Somme and Hindenburg; 
mustered out April 1919. 


Private, 114th Field Artillery; born Jan. 31. 
1896: son of John F. and Ella Taylor Spell- 
ings; entered service July 4. 1917, Memphis, 
served with A. E. F. ; mustered out April 
7, 1919, at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. 

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Gibson County Soldier Group Three 

First Class Private; born at Hollow Rock, 
Term., May 15, 1S9D; son of R. W. and E C 
Baldwin; entered service Nov. 17, 1917; 
sei \ ed in Alsace, al Chateau Thien y and 
Soissons; promoted 1918; wounded at Ar- 
gonne, « (cl 6, 191S; rr ust red out Camp 
i lodge, March 1919. 


B iisi Lieutenant, S. < >. 193rd G II. Fiel 1 
Aitilleiy National Army; born Beb 22, 1S91; 
son of Mis. C. A I ii nga n . i I red sen ice 
Oct. 1917; served six months Fri e; pro- 
moted tour timi s; mustered out 1919. 


p, ivate Co. Il^t Repl ice i e il Kin.; I urn 
Oct 9. IS96; son of Mrs C A Dungan; 
entered service August 30. 191S; mechanical 
training, Knoxville; transfened to Engi- 
neei ' 'amp Forrest i 


K 3 C Navy; torn in Brazil, Tenn. 1896; 
son mi 1 1 M and A. F. Dinwiddie; entered 

s, rvice July 1. 191S; promotei t. 20, 191S; 

served on receiving ship. New Orleans, La.; 
must, red out Dec, I, 1918. 


Sergeanl Co. K, 2nd Tenn. Vols., Spanish- 
\,:,,.i [can Wai ; I orn I irazil. Term., 1878; 
son of Mr. and Mrs VV. H. Doilil. pastor 
First Baptist Church, Shreveport, La.; 
Religious Director, Camp Beauregard; Sec 
& Speaker Metz, Toul, LeMans. etc., France 
A] i il 1, l91S-Feb IT. 1919. 


Sergeant . boi n Eaton, Tenn . I lee 5, 1891; 
son of -I i ' and Lulu B. Dungan; ente ed 
service Nov. 21, 1914; promol <1 Nov. 14, 
1917 and March 1, 1918; served West Coast 
and Franci . Reg Army Reserve May 1919 


Q M Naval Aviation; born July 8, 1S93, in 
Crockett County; son of .1 T. and Al m .1 i 
Ernesl . i ntered - i ' ice i oast Ai tillei , M '_- 
1917; honorably discharged in Aug 1917; 
r s N Reserve force June 1918; inactive 
duty in December. 


Second Lieu! . I orn Aug. 16, 1894, Trento 
son .il Mr and Mrs. Julius Freed; entered 
service Dec 1917; Senior Instructor in Con- 
servation and R. cla i ation, Q. M. Officers- 
Training School. Camp J. E. Johnston, Fla . 
promoted Sept. mis. mustered out Dec 


Pi ivate First Class; born i id 8, I 94 Ab- 
ingdon, 111.: s f Eugene W. and Rose 

Bell. ' iladhill; i ntered 5 n ice July 1917 : 
promoted March 4. Wis; IS months in 
|. ranee; wounde I I ittle Cha n] agne; mus- 
i. red out Julj 1919 


Ci rporal; I oi n Sept. 12, 1S94; son of J. II 
,i,nl Ada Gli m promoted Dec. 5. 191S; 
s. rved in I'. S W months and in Fran. 
11 months; mustered out at Ft. Oglethorpe, 


Private, Fiist Class; 117th Inf., 30th Div ; 
bom in Bradford. Tenn., July 31, 1S94; sun 
of Joe and Dollv Griffin; entered service 
Sept 22, 1917; promoted Oct. 1. 1917; served 
in France; mustered out at Ft. Oglethorpe, 
( ... , April 13, 1919. 


I rivate, ISth Inf. Supply Co., 1st Div.; born 
M.-iv 29, 1S9S; son 01 Allie and Zela Hurt; 
served in battles Cantigny, Picardy, Cha- 
teau Thierry, Soissons, St. Mihiel, Verdun 
and Argonrie; mustered out at Ft. Ogle- 
thorpe, Ga. 

Sergeant; son of As. and Margaret Hurt; 
entered service July 25, 1918, .it Trenton; 
served in Camps Gordon and Forrest; mus- 
tered out Jan. 24, 1919, at Ca nip Gordon, Ga. 


Firsl Lieut Inf. U. S. A . born .it Friend- 
ship. Crockett County. Tenn.. Sent. 14 1894; 
son of Fiank S and Drue Etta Smith 
Moore; entered service June, 1917; promoted 
to First Lieut. July 9. 1918; served Camps 
Sevier and Greenville, and A. E. F.; mus- 
tered out Camp Jackson April. 1919. 


Private, Field Hospital No. 13. Med. Dept.; 
born at Eaton, March 21. 1S95; son of Joe 
and Maggie Taylor Norvell; entered service 
.Va\ 26, 1917; served in r. S., France and 
Germany; mustered out at Camp Gordon, 
i : i , Aug. 26, 1919. 


Sergeant; lorn Dee. 25, 1895; son of Mr. and 
Mrs. VV G Sanderfer; promoted to Sgt. 
i iei mi, : si i \ ".I iii Belgium and France; 
wounded at battle of St. Souplet, France. 
Oct. in. 1918; mustered out at Camp Grant. 
ill. Awarded French, British and American 
Cn isses of 1 lonor. 


Private, Ci D, 307th Inf., 77th Div.; Lorn 
Oct. S, 1893, t'nion City; son of Mr. and 
ALs w G, Sanderfer; served in Frnace; 
i stei ' .1 out ut Ft. i iglethoi pe, Ga. 


Lieutenant, .Med Corps, 1". S. N. R. F- 
born in Yorkville. Tenn.. Sept. 12, 1893; son 
of A ll.ii 1 1, and Fa nnie L, Sanford; entered 
, rvice June 17. WIN; served in U. S. Naval 
Hospital, Charleston, S. C; mustered nut 
April 16, 1919. 


Corporal. Supply Train, 105th Inf., Co. F. 
30th Div.; born in Gibson Countv, June 23, 
lf.91; sou of J C. and Lucy Taliaferro; en- 
tered service Oct. 3, PUT: promoted to Corp. 
May 6, 1917; served in France; mustered out 
it Ft i Iglethorpe, Ga., April 23, 1919. 

ROY L. TURNER— (20) 

Private; born June 3, l^liS, at Eaton, Tenn.; 
son of J. F. and Beula Turner^, served in 
Belgium and France; wounded at St. Quen- 
tin, Oct. 8, 1918; mustered out at Camp Tay- 

1. i . Ky. 


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Gibson County Soldier Group Four 


Private, Inf.; born in 7th District Gibson 
County, in 1S97; son of Rochester and Achie 
Bell; entered service Oct. 24, 1918; served at 
Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, S. C. 


First Class Private. Battery D, 114th Field 
Artillery, 30th Div.; born April 21, 1896, 11th 
District Gibson County; son of C. W. and 
M. F. Callis; entered service June 25, 1917; 
served at St. Mihicl. Meuse-Argonne, 
Woene, and Toul; mustered out at Ft. 
Oglethorpe. April 7, 1919. 


Cook. Air Service. 269th Aero Squadron; 
bom in Friendship. Tenn., April 30, 1S96; 
son of Robt. T. and Mary Ella Chambers; 
entered service Dec. 15, 1917; promoted to 
cook, April litis; served in A. E. F.; mus- 
tered out at Camp Gordon, (la., July 22. 


Private Med ('cups. 143rd Ambulance Co.; 
born in Bradford, Tenn , July 10. 1887; son 
of J. W. and Idellu Dowland; entered ser- 
vice April 27. 1918; served with A. E. F. in 
Meuse-Aigonne offensive; mustered out at 
Ft. Oglethorpe. June 9, 1919. 


First Class Private; born Jan. 0, 1S90; son 
of S. D. and Jennie Fanai; entered service 
May 13. 1918; promoted July IS, 1918; served 
at Camp Forrest and in France; mustered 
out Nov. 2H, 1918, account bad health due to 
exposure in France. 

Corporal, Co. H. 323rd Inf.. 81st Div.; born 
in Crockett County, Tenn.. June 24. 1S94; 
son of J. N. and Mattie Harris; entered 
service Nov. 14. 1917; promoted June 1918; 
served at Camp Jackson, U. S. A., and in 
France at the Vosges front and Meuse- 
Argonne; imiustered out at Ft. Oglethorpe, 
June 1919. 


Electrician, 3rd class C. S. N.; born in 
Trenton. Tenn.. Sept. 12. 1893; son of J. G. 
and Mini Hays; entered service July 5, 1017; 
served on seas and in Europe, Asia and 
Africa; mustered out at Atlanta. Ga., Aug. 
22, 1919. 


Private, Co. E. 11th Inf.. 5th Div.; born in 
Over. Tenn., June 30, 1S93; son of R. M. and 
Mary Lou Kjiox; entered service July 2.,. 
1918;' served with A. E. F.. Fiance; mus- 
tered mil at Camp Gordon, July 31, 1919. 


Second Lieutenant. Aviation; born Dec. 18, 
1893; son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Lemond; 
entered service, Marine Corps, May 1917; 
served at Paris Island and Quantico, Va : 
transferred to Aviation, March 1918, Colum- 
bus, Ohio, etc.; mustered out at Park Field, 
Jan. 1919. 


First Class Private. Co. C, 117th Inf.; born 
in Perry County, Tenn., April 15, 1S94; son 
of Mr. and Mrs J. W. Lineberry; entered 
service Oct. 5. 1917; served in Lf. S. A. six 
months. A. E. F 11 months, mustered out 
at Ft. Oglethorpe. Ga., April 13, 1919. 


Sergeant First Class, Air Servie i Flying 
School Detachment; born Sept. 20, 1S92. 
Trenton, Tenn.; son of J. H. and Lavenia 
McClaran; entered service Dec. 13, 1917; 
promoted Dec. 1. 1918; served at Paik Field, 
lean.; mustered out Feb. 13, 1919, at park 


C. W. McDANIEL— (12) 

Musician, :',2lst Infantry Band. 81st Div.; 
born Sept. 4, 1889, in I ryer, Tenn.; son of 
Mr. anil Mrs. R. B. McDaniel; entered 
service April 27, 1918; proix.ofed May 3. 1918; 
served three months in States, 11 months in 
France; mustered out at Ft. Oglethorpe, 
Ga., June 20. 1919 

jimmie d. Mcknight— (13) 

private. 150th Inf.. 38th Div.; transferred 
to 27th Div., 105th Inf.; born in Gibson 
County, Ism); son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. 
McKnight; entered service Aug. 6. 1918; 
served ai Camps Shelby and Mills and in 
Fiance; mustered out Camp Taylor, Ky., 
April 1919 


Private; ' '<> I'. 105th Reg. Engineer Corps; 
entered service Sept 23. 1917; served Camp 
Sevier till April, 1918. sailed for France, at 
front July 4-Nov. 11, in nine battles; landed 
at Charleston. S. O, April IS. 1919. 


Private, First Class, Co. C, 117th Inf.; born 
in Zionsville. Intl.; son of Mr. and Mrs. 
James Ottinger; entered service Oct. 5, 1917; 
served 11 months overseas; promoted Oct. 
1918; mustered nut at Ft. Oglethorpe, June 
13. 1919. 


Captain, Med. Corps; born in Colliervilie. 
Tenn., Nov. 3. 18S6; son of John A and 
Mattie T. Oursler; entered service Sept. 7. 
1917. promoted Jan. 1919; served in England 
and France 17 months; wounded at battle of 
Amiens, Aug. 10, 1918: mustered out at Ft. 
Oglethorpe. May 25, 1919. 


Private, Co. 20 Engineers; born in Yorkville, 
Tenn., Jan. 3. 1893; son of F. M. and M. A. 
Rains; entered service Dec. S. 1917; survived 
the sinking of Tuscania; served on the Ar- 
gonne front; mustered out at Camp Shelby, 
Miss.. June 14. 1919. 


Corporal, Co. D„ 119th Inf., 30th Div.; IS 
vears or age; sun of Mr. and Mrs. Torn 
Robinson; entered service June 1917; wound- 
ed at Bellicourt. France, Sept. 29. 1918; mus- 
tered out April 10. 1919, at Ft. Oglethorpe, 


Sergeant. Co. E. 309th Supply Train Motor 
Transport Service; born Perry County, Jan. 
18, 1890; son of .lames Whitson, husband of 
Maude Northam Whitson; entered service 
Sept. 23, 1917; promoted March 15, 1918; 
served in England and France; mustered 
out Camp Jackson, June 19. 1919. 

Captain. 52nd Inf.; horn Feb. 1, 1894; son of 
Noah A and Bertha Wimberley; entered 
service May 10, 1917; commissioned Second 
Lieut. Aug. 1917; promoted to First Lieut. 
i'et. 1918, to Captain May 1. 1919; served 1 
year Camp Forrest, 1 year France and Ger- 




Gibson County Soldier Group Five 


First Lieut.. Int.; born Aug. 8, 1S95; son of 
\ll,.i t Luther and Addie A. Ball; entered 
service May 1, 1917; promoted to First Lieut. 
Nov 1 1918; served at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., 
and -l months in Fiance; mustered out 
.lui.,. ■.'„ 1919. 


Corporal, llsth Inf.. 30th Div.; born in Milan, 
Tenn Dec 26 1891; son of B. E. and Clara 
Blank'inship; entered service June 24, 1917; 
promoted Oct. 26, 1918; served in France and on the Ypres and Somme sectors; 
mustered out at Camp Jackson April 3. 1919. 


Captain, 114th Field Artillery: born in Car- 
loll County, Nov. 22. 18S9; son of James H. 
and Malisa A. Browning; entered service 
Julv 25 1917; promoted Nov. 26. 1917. and 
May 1918; set ved at St. Mihiel. Argonne and 
WoVvic mustered out at Oglethorpe, April 


Corporal 27th Inf.; transferred from 8th 
Inf Reg. Army; bom in Henry County, 
Tenn , 1896; son of J. P. and Maggie V 
Caldwell; entered service Aug. 1914; served 
in tli.- Philippines and in Siberia; still in 
the service. 


Corporal, 114th Field Artillery. 30th Dry. ; 
born in Trenton, Tenn.; son of G. A. David- 
'',„'," entered service June 16. 1917; served 
Camp Sevier and overseas from June 2b, 
1918- mustered out at Ft. Oglethorpe. Ga., 
April 7. 1919. 


Corporal. 337th Fire and Guard Co.; born in 
Trenton, Julv 21. 1895; son of H. N. and 
Irene Ramsey Havis; entered service Aug. 
1 191S; promoted Oct 4. 1918; served at Camp 
Merritt X J.; mustered out at Louisville, 
Ky., Jan. 1919. 


v s 1" S N R. F.; born 1896 at Trenton; 
son of vv D. and Mattie B. Davis; entered 
active service Sept. 19. 191s; served in San 
Diego I'al 1'. S Naval Station; mustered 
out at I ouisville, Ky.. Jan. 1919. 


Sergeant. Medical Corps, born in Harts- 
horrfl; Okla April 8 ISS7; son of Mr. and 
Mis m Fishman; entered serMce Sept. 20, 
191S pro mted Nov. 5. 1918; served at Camp 
Toseph E. Johnston; mustered out Jan. <I8, 


Corporal. Co. F, 117th Inf. 30th Div; born 
, „.( 7 is').", in I 'v it; son ot H. <- . ana i '. 
Fonvil'le; entered service Sept. 23, 1917; pro- 
moted Julv 10, 1918; served in Belgium and 
France; mustered out at Ft. Oglethorpe, 
Ga . April 11. WIS- 


First Class Private. 317th M. G. Btn 
Div.; born in Bon Aqua, lenn.. Nov 6. 
L891; sun of Ad and Ann Flowers; entered 
service Oct. 3, 1917; served in Vosges Mts 
and at Meuse- Argonne; promoted Apnl 8. 
1918; must. Ted out June 3. 1919. 

81 st 




Sergeant. Marine Corps; born in Trenton, 
Feb. 17, 1895; son of O. B. and Mamie Hicks 
Freeman; entered service Aug. 8, 1917; pro- 
moted Feb. 17, 1918; served in Recruiting 
Station, Memphis; mustered out Jan. 12. 


Sergeant, Inf., Co. C. 3rd Reg. Replacement 
Troops; toi n July 23, 1894. Trenton; son of 
J. 11. and Eliza Griffin; entered service 
May 27, 191S promoted Aug. 14. 1918; served 
Camp Pike, Ark.; mustered out Jan. 4, 1919. 


Q. M. Sergeant. Marine Corps, Hq. Co. P. 
D. 6th Reg.. 2nd Div.; born May 2, PS90, in 
Trenton; son of Russell W. Harrison; en- 
tered service Aug. 10. 1917; promoted Julv 
15 and Dec. 24. 1918, and Feb. 1, 1919; served 
Paris Island. S. C Washington, with Chief 
P. M. Paris, France; mustered out Quan- 
tiro, Va., June 25, 1919. 


Private, Field Artillery Replacement Dept.; 
bora in Dyer, Tenn., Sept. 15, 1887: son .i 
John and Bettie Nail; entered service May 
H, 1918; served in Camps Taylor and Austin, 
Texas; mustered out Dec. 17, 191S. 


Chief Water Tender, Navy Transport ser- 
vice; born June 20, 1894, in Neboville; son 
of James F. and Sallie Neeley; entered 
service May 22, 1917; promoted March 1. 
1919; served on U. S. S. Leviathan; mustered 
out Sept. 19, 1919. 

OSCAR C. PARR— (16) 

Sergeant, Battery D, 114th Field Artillery; 
born in Trenton in 1S94; son of Mr. and 
Mrs. John A. Parr; was with A. E. F. from 
May 20, 1819; served at St. Mihiel. Toul. 
Meuse- Argonne and Woevre; mustered out 
Ft. Oglethorpe. March 23, 1919. 


Private. 45th Inf., 9th Div.; born in Hohen- 
wald. Tenn.. Oct. IS. 1891; son of W. J. and 
M. !•:. Peevyhouse; entered service July 5. 
1918; served in Camps Sheridan, Ala , and 
Gordon. Ga. ; mustered out May 23. 1919. 


Cook. Inf.; born in Trenton. Jan. 8. 1895; 
son of Sam and Lizzie Pybass; entered 
service Julv 25, 1918; overseas Sept. 14. 1918; 
returned New York July 22, 1919; served 
LeMans. France; mustered out Camp Gor- 
don, Ga., Aug. 5, 1919. 

E. B. RUSSELL— (19) 

First ('lass Sergeant, Signal Corps, 402nd 
Telegraph Btn.; born in Dyer, Tenn; son 
of Will G. and Ninn Russell; entered ser- 
vice June 1. 1917; promoted May 7, 191S; 
served in France and England; mustered 
out at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., July 5. 1919. 


Onl. Det. 21st Field Artillery. 5th Div.; born 
near Trenton. Nov. 20, 1S92; son of Dr. C. 
E. and Mrs. Lillian Tyree; entered service 
Dec. 8. 1917; served in England. Fiance. 
Luxembourg and Germany: mustered out 
a I Camp Gordon. Aug. 8. 1919. 



Gibson County Soldier Group Six 


norai Co A. 117th Inf., 30th Div.; born 
g° 6 r c p0 7 ra i88S, in Tenn : ; son of Joe anfl Adx 
Arnold- entered service Oct. 6, 191 1. servea 
Belgium and Fran,,- six battles; mustered 
out at Ft. Oglethoipe, Ga. 


Private Co B National Guard; born Jan 
!.,";,'„'„ Dyer; son ... Howard W. and .Lottie 

ass ^i^r^?A\^ 

14, 1919 


Private, 1st Army Corps. Hq.; born Aug. 
•>4 ts'ii Brazil Tenn ; son of L. B. tsanKs, 

etr. ; mustered out April l- 



First Class Private, Co. B, 318th M. G. Btn. 
fist DW; torn 6th District Gibson County 
so, of John "'"• Matti " Vutes Burltett, 
entered service Oct. 6, 1917; on Meuse-Ar- 
lonne and Vosges fronts; mustered out 
June 28, 1919. 


private 3rd Co 5th Reg., Marines; born in 
Trenton Tenn.; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. 
,-,r served A. E, F.; twice gassed, 

Sea Nov. 5. 1918; mustered out July 
28, 1919, Camp Miller, N. Y. 


Private, Inf. and Heavy Field Artillery. 3rd 
niv ■ born Aug. 1890, Brazil; son of P. >■ 
Ind'Calli" Choate; entered service July. 
Pus; served U. S France an? Army oc- 
cupation; mustered out Sept. 1919, Gordon. 


First Class Private, Med Dept.; bom .Ian 
7 1892 in Dyer County, Tenn.; son of Nat 
and Martha Ann Smith Crenshaw; entered 
Service May 23. 1917; serve, I Des Moines 
Mitchell Field, L. I., etc.; mustered out 
Dec. 16. 1919. 


Private Med Dept. Hospital Work; Porn 
July 6, '1889, Dyer County; sen of Nat and 
Martha Ann Smith Crenshaw; entered ser- 
f :',' l',ee 1. PUT; served Mitche Field Long 
Island, etc.; mustered out Dee. 22, 1918. 


Private, 38th Co. loth Tr Bin, 157 Depot 
Brigade; born March 4. lss'.t, Gibson County. 
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Dodson- entered 
service Nov. 16, PUT; served U. S.; dis- 
charged at Ft. Bayard, New Mexico, Feb. 
22, 1919. 


Corporal, Field Artillery 1 1<1 Co., 20th Field 
Artillery born Feb. 8, 1895. Dyer, Tenn.; 

son of Chas. O. ai la Swell: entered 

service May 25, 1917; served Voges, St. 
Mibiel. France; mustered out July 29, 1913, 
Camp Gordon 


Cornoral Co F, 117th Inf., 30th Div. ; torn 
Feb. 25, 1893; son of Chas. O. and Ola Ewell, 
Dver, Tenn.; entered set vice Sept. 7, 1917, 
promoted Oct. IT, 1917; Yores, St. Quentin, 
etc.; wounded Oct. 8, 1918, tear Fremont, 
France, machine gun; mustered out Feb. 
1, 1919; married Clara Barton, Aug. 19, 19,9. 


<3 \ T C Radio, Pai-due University; born 
May'l. 1899, Dyer, Tenn.; son of Charles O. 
and Ola Ewell; entered service Oct. 10. 
pils mustered out at LaFayette, Ind., Dec. 
13, 1918. 


Set-,. ant M <! Co.. 117th Inf., 30th Div.; 
born in Gibson County, Dec. 1, 1895; son ot 
To n and l.e.ithev Hamni; enter,. d service 
Oct 5, 1918; promoted Oct 25, 1918; served 
in Belgium and Stance; mustered out April 
IT. 1919, ' tglel horpe 


Second Lieut.. Co. E, 117th Inf.. 30th Div.; 
born Nov 26, 1S94; son of Judge Thos. E 
and Jennie Hewette Harwood; entered 
service June 23, 1917; served Ypres salient; 
wounded Sept. 5, 1918; hospital four months; 
mustered out March 31. 1919. 


Lieut. -Col.. Medical Corps U. S. A.: born 
Nov 3 1884; son of Judge Thos. Everett 
Harwood and Jennie H. Harwood; entered 
service Aug. 1911, as First Lieut.; promoted 
Captain. May 1915, Major. 1917, Lieut -Col. 
ripe served Mexico, Philippines, Texas 
border, and two years in France; still in 


First Class Cook. Marine Corps; born Feb. 
1.', IN'.lf, Crockett Canity, Tenn.; son of Mr. 
and Mrs. T. 11. Hay; entered service Jan. 
25 PUT; promoted Feb. PUN. served Paris 
Island and Indian Head, Md. ; mustered out 
1920, ■ 


Petty Officer Navy; born Sept. 13, 1897, at 
Nebo, Tenn.; son of J. M. and Fannie Hunt; 
entered service May 22. 1917; served back 
and forth across the Atlantic; still in ser- 


Private. Inf. and M. P.; born March 18, 
1893, Ashland City, Tenn.; son of Julius F. 
and Mary W. Price; entered service June 
27 pus seiv.d A. E. F. 10 months; mus- 
tered out June 27, 1919, Oglethorpe. 

BOB H. TAYLOR— (19) 

Private, Q. M. ('.; born Nov. 28, 1S93, Eaton. 
Tenn ; son of Mr. and Mrs c. W. Taylor; 
entered service July 16, 191S; served at 
Camp Shelby. Miss.; mustered out at Ft. 
Oglethorpe. Ga., May 8, 1919. 

ROBERT G. W. WADE— (20) 

First Class Private, 7th Squadron Aviation; 
born April 14, 1896, at Humboldt. Tenn.; son 
Of G W Wade; entered service April 1917; 
served Ithaca. N, ¥.. and Camp Dick, Dal- 
las; mustered out at Ithaca. 



Gibson County Soldier Group Seven 






First Class Private; Signalman Hq., Co. 117 
Inf., 30 Div. ; son of T. J. and Fannie Blake- 
ly; entered service Oct. 3, 1917; served in 
Belgium and France; wounded Oct. 6, 191S; 
mustered out at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., April 
17. 1919. 


Private Co. D. H7 Int.; born April 7, 1S-S, 
in Humboldt; sou of S. O. and Saliie V. 
Cooper; entered service Sept. 22, 1917; serv- 
ed in Belgium and Fiance; wounded at Hin- 
denburg line Oct, 17. '18; m., April i3, I9i9. 


Private Q. M. C, 326 Inf.; son of W. A. and 
Sarah Flippin Crabtree; born Weakley. Co., 
Trim., Dec. 19, 1S93; entered service July, 
1917; served Jefferson Bks. and IS mos. in 
France; mustered out May, 1919. 


Wiagoneer (Courier) 312 F. A. Bat. F. 79 
Div.; born Lauderdale Co., Jan. 7, 1896; 
son of B. A. and Lucy Graves Craddoek; 
married (1920) Nell Yandell; served in U. 
S., France and Germany from May 6, 191S, 
to June 2, 1919. 


Technical Sergeant; son of S. L. and Mat- 
tie E. Benham Gill; born in Gibson County, 
Sept. 7, 1S90; entered service June 27, 191S; 
served overseas 12 mos.; mustered out Sep. 
30. 1919; reinlisted Oct. 1, 1919. 


Private Co. F. 117 Inf.. 30 Div.; born Dec. 
23, 1S93. Rutherford, Tenn.; son of James 
M. and Saliie J. Sanford Guy; wife was 
in, z Clements; served in 1 T . S. ami France 
from Sept. 22. 1917, to Mar. 28, 1919; 8 bat- 


Chauffeur Motor Corns 307 A.m. Train; born 
Kosciusko, Miss.. 1S92; son of Will and Fi- 
lial Henning; entered service Nov. 16, 1917. 
promoted Julv '18; served Camp Gordon ami 
France; mustered out May 26, 1919, Ogle- 


Lieutenant 127 Field Artillery; horn Hern- 
don, Kv.. Aug. 7. 1.893; son of J. D. and 
Minnie Williams He>ndon: husband of Rosa 
Mav Hughes Herndon; served from June 
1916. to Jan. 22, 1919. on Mexican border and 
in France. 


Machine Gunner Aviation: born June 30. 
IC90 I'rncl.alt Co.: son of M'\ and Mt-s. J. 
ii PJerndnn; served from Mori 8. 1918, to 
Dec 30. 1918, in England and France; mus- 
tered out at Camp Taylor. 


Born in Brazil, Tenn., Jan. 29. 189S; son of 
R. L. and Edna Donaldson Hunt; entered 
service S. A. T C, Memphis Normal. Oct. 
1. 1918; discharged Dec. 191S; married Opal 


Sergeant Co. A 117 Inf.; born in Trenton; 
son of John A. and Laura E. Phelan; en- 
listed June 23, 19i7; promoted July 1917; 
served in England, Belgium and France 
with 30th Div.; mustered out July 19, 19x9, 
Camp Mills. 


Private Co. I Pioneer Inf.. 62 Div.; born 
Gadsden, Tenn., June 24, 1896; sou of Mr. 
ami Mrs. Presley C. Jones; served Camp 
Wadswoith. S. C. ; officers' training; en- 
tered service Nov., 1918. 

BOB B. RAMSEY— (13) 

Born Mai eh in. 1890; enlisted July 25, 1918; 
sailed tin Frame. Sept. 1918; wounded in 
action Nov. 5, 1918; served with 3rd. Divis- 
ion in army of occupation in Germany; 
mustered nut July 15, r919. 


Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Reid; entered 
service at Trenton, July 25, 1918; served at 
Camp Gordon. Georgia until Dee. 20, 19i8, 
when he was mustered out from Co. K-3 
Replacement 9 Training- Battalion. 


Sergeant 1st. CI. R. O. T. C. No. 33S; born in 
Rutherford, Tenn., Jan. 10, 1S93; son of Joe 
and Luna Sanders Taylor; entered service 
Dec. 1, 1917; served Chaumont, Toul, Paris, 
etc.; mustered out Denver, Colo., Aug. 1919. 


Private 1st. CI. Hq. Troop Div. Hq. 82 Div.; 
born Rutherford, Jan. 4, 1S96; son of Joe and 
L. S. Taylor; entered service Oct. 4, 1917, 
promoted Nov. 1917; served Meuse-Argonne 
St. Mihiel; mustered out May 28. 1919, Ogle- 


Private 393 S. Battalion Marine Corps.; 
born Rutherford, Oct la. 1899; son of W. H. 
and Martha Corley Townsend; entered ser- 
vice Oct. 19. 1918; served on Paris Island; 
mustered out Feb. 29. 1918. 


Co. E. 32'.) Inf., born Feb. 25, 1S96, Ruther- 
ford; son of Chas. and Mattie Halford 
Wilkes; entered service Apr.. 1. 1918; served 
in France; mustered out Camp Pike, Feb. 
14, 1919; died Nashville, Apr. In, 1920. 


Sergeant C. A. C. Ill Artillery; horn March 
22, 1897, Kenton, Tenn.; son of W. H. and 
Bettie Wilson; entered service Apr. 3, 191S; 
promoted Aug. 5, 1918; served on west coast 
and France; mustered out Camp Gordon, 
March 1. 1919. 


Sergeant 176 Aero Squadron U. S. A.; born 
Nov. 24, 1S92. Newbern, Tenn.; son of W. 
M. anil Nannie Zaricor; entered service Nov. 
13. 1917; served in England and France; mus- 
tered nut April 7, 1919. 







Gibson County Soldier Group Eight 


Private Co. G. Inf.; born Julv 27, 1S91. in 
6th Dist., Gibson County; son of Jim Thom- 
as and Mollie Belle Alford; entered service 
July 25, 'IS; Camp Gordon till Nov. 25, '18; 
wife. Rooney Garrison Alford; child, Vir- 


Private IIS Inf., 30 Div.; born in Gibson 
County; son of Jas. T. and Mollie Carlton 
Alford; served from Sept. 10, 191S, to Apr., 
1919; Camp Sevier; husband of Florence 
Shull Alford; one child, Roger Bryant Al- 
t'. i, I 


Private Co. C 45 Inf. 9 Div.; born Oct. 2. 
1893 Gibson Co.; son of George and Fes- 
sona Crowell King; entered service July 5. 
191S; served Camp Sheridan; mustered out 
Camp Greenleaf Chattanooga, Dec. 30, '18. 


Private 247 Prisoners of War Escort Co. 
Inf.; born Dec. 17, 1891, Dawson Springs, 
Ky. ; son of J. W. and Sarah English Mead- 
ows; served froiar July 25, 1918 to Oct 20, 
1919; more than a year overseas; mustered 
out Camp Gordon. 




Private Co. 1, 117 Inf., 30 Div.; born Aug. 
16, 1892. Gibson Co.; son of John and Mary 
E. Battle; served from Oct. 6, 1917, to Apr. 
13, 1919; wounded Oct. IS, 191S, Premont; 
served Bellicourt, Busigny, Vaux-Andigny, 


Private Co. C, 117 Inf., 30 Div.; born Gibson 
Co. Nov. 26, 1S95; son of Sen. and W. F. 
Cooper; served in France from May 23, '18, 
to Jan. 1919; in battles St. Quentin. Belli- 
court, Cambrai, etc.; wounded Bellicourt, 
Oct. S, '18. 


Private Co. A, 328 Inf., S2 Div.; born March 
14. 1895; son of J. G. and Emma Davidson; 
entered service Apr. 1, 1918; served overseas; 
mustered out May 20. 1919. 


Private Co. I 26 Inf.; born August 4 1S97. 
Rutherford, Tenn.; son of A. B. and Belle 
Bills Davis; entered service Oct. 191S; serv- 
ed Camp Wadsworth; mustered out Dec 
hils, Camp Wadsworth, S. C. 


Sergeant 615 Motor Transport; born Jan. 12. 
1S97. in Gibson county; son of Bob and 
Florence Hamilton; trained at Camp Hill. 
Va.; promoted three times; mustered out 
July 7. 1919. 


S. A. T. C. Union University; son of R. A 
and Idella Strattom Hill; born September 
12. 1899, in Gibson, Tenn.; entered training 
Oct- 1, 1918; honorably discharged, Dec. 


Infantry Adjutant section, Hdq. Co. 157 De- 
pot Brigade; horn near Trenton, Tenn, 
1895; son ,,f Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hunt 
entered service Oct. 4. '17; promoted June 
i. 18; served Camps Gordon and McClellan; 
mustered out Feb. 15, 1919. 


Storekeeper 1st. CI. U. S. Navy; born Feb. 
17, 1890, Dyer; son of D. J. and Nanie. Hut- 
chinson; entered service March 16, 1911 
promoted June 1, 1917; U. S. S. S. C. Penn' 
and Craven; mustered out N. Y. April 12, 
1919; wife, Florence McKelvey; baby, Miss 
Joe Lynn Hutchinson. 


Private Co. F. 115 Inf. 29 Div.; born Feb. 3, 
1S94; son of J. W. and Sarah E. Meadows; 
entered service July 25, 1918; served from 
Sep. 21, 191S, to Mav 11, 1919 overseas; mus- 
tered out May 30, 1919. 


Lieutenant Q. M. C; born June 16. 1895. 
Bradford. Tenn.; son of C. C. and Annie 
Doland Mount; husband of Polly Scott 
Mount; enlisted 1917; served Jefferson Bks. 
and Louisville, Ky.. mustered out Dec., 


Private Trench Artillery 306 T. M. B. SI 
Div.; born Jan. 1. 1892, Dallas, Texas; son 
of Willie and Tennie Oliver; entered ser- 
vice Nov. 16, 1917; served overseas; mustered 
out Apr. 4, 1919. 


Private Co. M. 118 Inf. 30 Div.; born Feb. 24, 
1S96, Verona. Miss.; son of Richard and 
Arrie Patrick; served overseas from Mav 
24, 1917, to March IS, 1919; battles Ypres, 
Somme, etc; mustered out April 5, 1919. 


Sergeant Co. C. 81 Div. M. P.; born Dec. 17. 
1893. Gibson Co.; son of Elbert and Tillie 
Peel; wife and one child; served overseas 
from Aug. 11. 1918. to June 1, 1919; mustered 
out June 24, 1919. 


2nd Lieutenant 371 Inf., 53 Pioneer Inf.; 
born Feb. 15, 1S95, Rutherford: son of Dr. 
J. B. and Mrs. Amanda H. Rickman; enter- 
ed service May 13, 1917; 13 months France, 
St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne; mustered 
out Sept. 23. 1919, Gordon. 


Private Co. F. 383 Inf., 96 Div.; born Dec. 
19. 1S96. Gibson Co.; son of J. M. and Neelie 
Richmond; entered srvice Oct. 24, 191S: 
served Camp Wadsworth. S. C. ; mustered 
out Dec. 17, 191S. 


Corp. Co. D, 321 Inf. 81 Div.; born Apr. S. 
1891. Dyer; son of L. A. and Mattie Phil- 
lips Thompson; entered service Sept. 23, 
1917; served in Meuse-Argonne offensive; 
mustered put June 2S, 1919. 


Gibson County Soldier Group Nine 


Private Co. B. 10 F. A. 3 Div. ; born Gibson 
Co. Feb. 16. 1902; son of A. J. and Ma Hi'' 
E. Allen: entered service Chattanooga, 1917; 
trained Douglass Arizona; mustered nut 
Aug. 30. 1919. 


Corporal Truck Co. B 105 Inf.: born in Dver, 
Tenn.. Sept. 23, 1894; son of Pete and Kate 
■McHug-h; entered service Aug. 24, 1917; 
served in France; imustered out at Atlanta, 
Ga., April 29. 1919. 


1st Lieut. 142 Inf. 1st Corps. First Army; 
born Lexington, Okla.. Oct 3, 1S97; son of 
Robert A. and Mary Cox Brame; entered 
service Apr. 1, 1917; served Marne, Metz, 
Cambrai, Champagne, etc.; wounded 3 
times; out June 1919; married Clara Wall- 
ing July 1920; won fourth in Inter-allied 
Shoot in France. 


Co. B. 307 Military Police; born in Crockett 
Co., April 4, 1SSS; son of W. A. and BctU.- 
Bratcher; entered service Dec. 8, 1917; serv- 
ed at Camp Gordon; mustered out March 
r,. 1919. 


Private Infantry; born in Eaton. Tenn.. 
1S97; son of Robert and Emma Bratcher; en- 
tered service Nov. 7, 1918; husband of Mas 
Moss Bratcher; served in U. S. A.; mustered 
out at Camp Wadsworth Pec Is, 191S. 


Private Co. H. 131 Inf.; born August 5, 1892. 
Dyer, Tenn.; son of Pete and Kate Mc- 
Hugh; entered service April 27, 1918; served 
in France; mustered out at Ft. Oglethorpe. 
(August 7, 1919. 


Sergeant U. S. Marine Corps; born Union 
City. Tenn.. Jan. 31. 1898; son of Henry 
and Julia Shackelford Mayers; served Nov. 
1, 1916. to Nov. 1920; on Atlantic and Medi- 
terranean, convoy duty and whipping pris- 


Corporal Co. G. 18 Inf. 1 Div.; born April 
15, 1S9S. Rutherford; son of A. D. and Sallie 
Wilson Paschal; served from March 1, 1917. 
In May 6. 192(1; France Is mos.; wounded 
Cantigny Oct. 1918; mustered out Ft. Mc- 


Cook. 321 Inf. 81 Div Hilq. Co.; born Fell. 
24, 1S96, Smithville, Tenn.; son of S. S. and 
Mary Smith Cantrell; entered service Oct. 
6, 1917; served Argonne; mustered out June 
26, 1919, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. 


Private C and B Unit, 32S 2d Div. Q. M. C; 
born July 31, 1SS9, Ripley, Tenn.; son o! 
W. W. and Nannie Campbell Glass; served 
from June 27. 1917, to Aug IS. 1919; Fiance 
and Germany; husband of Edna Boone Glass 


Radio Electrician Destroyer Force; born 
May 8, 1897. Tunica. Miss.; sun of J. H. and 
Anna Black Harris; husband of Emma 
Tuttle. father of Ann E. Harris; served 
frorra April 9, 1917, to July 2, 1919; promoted 
4 times. 


Private Co. C. 13 Reg. U. S. Marine Corps 
A. E. F; born May 20. 1S97. Trenton; son of 
G. R. and Elizabeth Johnston Howse; serv- 
ed from April, 191S. to June 1919; served at 
Brest, France, guarding ships. 


Finance Division Army Transport Service; 
born in Milan. Tenn.; son of Mi-, and Mis. 
J. P.. Jackson, entered service 'let. 24. 1918; 
served 104 Broad St. New York; mustered 
out Camp Taylor, Ky., March 5, 1919. 


Private Co. E 45 Inf.. 9 Div.; born 1S92 in 
Dyer county; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. 
McCuIlough; entered service July 5. 1918; 
served in Camps Sheridan, Ala., and Gor- 
don, Ga.; mustered out May 29. 1919. 


Captain Med. Corps. Base Hospital 26; born 
July 2, 1SSS. Stokes, Tenn.; son of John W. 
and Emily Combs Smith; served from Dec. 
3. 1917, to April 22, 1919; Red Cross Hospital 
10(1. Chateau-Thierry; wife. Hazel Dean; 
child, DeWitt, Jr. 


138 Inf. 35 Div., born March 11. 1887. near 
Yorkville; son of W. N. and Martha J. 
Smith; entered service Aug 5, 1917; served 
12 months overseas; on nine battle fronts: 
wounded Argonne Sept. 26, 1918; mustered 
out 1919. 


1st CI. Private 117 Inf. 30 Div; born Jan. 
3. 1892, Dyer. Tenn.; son of Mr. and Mrs. 
M. W. Thornton; entered service Oct. 4, 
1917; served Belgium and France; mustered 
out at Chattanooga, April 13, 1919. 


Private 89 Inf. S3 Div. overseas with 57 Pio- 
neer; born Dec. 5, 1896. in McNairy Co.; son 
of John J. and Ollie Barnes Wharton; 
served A. E. F. from Oct. 7. 191S, to Feb. 
19. 1919; mustered out Ft. Oglethorpe, Mch. 
10, 191S. 


Chief Quartermaster 1". S. Navy; entered 
service Feb. 19U9; born 1893. 

GUY WORD— (20) 

Entered service Sept. 1, 1917; trained at 
Knoxville Mechanical Dept.; trans. Lytle, 
Ga,. Nov. 1. 1917; honorable discharge Dec. 
25, 1917; born Gibson Co.. July 29, 1x97: son 
of Alex ami Millie Cannon Word; husband 
of Louise Lassiter. 




Gibson County Soldier Group Ten 


Lieutenant; stationed as instructor in Uni- 
versity Ky., wireless; born April 17, 1893, 
Tiptonville. Tenn.; son of W. L. and Vir- 
ginia Alexander; served from May 7, 1918. 
to Nov. 30, 1918; commissioned at Camp Lee, 


Corporal Co. 318 Machine Gun; born April 
15, 1895, Trenton; son of W. A. and Camilla 
Bailey; entered service Oct. 4, 1917, pro- 
moted July 1918; served IT. S. A. and Prance; 
mustered out Ft. Oglethorpe June 27. 1919. 


1st Lt. Chaplain 302 Tank Corps Chaplaincy; 
born Dec. 6. 1883. Milan, Tenn.; son of Wil- 
liam Coke and Maggie Manning Barham; 
made U. S. chaplain Oct. IS, 1918. while in 
France as Y. M. C. A. secretary; mustered 
out Oct. 21, 1919. Spokane. 


Private 1st. CI. (Cadet in Air Service;) 
born Mav 7. 1S93. Dyer; son of Benj. F. and 
Janie McDaniel Jones; served from April 
26, 191S to Nov. 25, 1918; Austin, Texas. S. 
M. A., Dallas and Fort Monroe, Va., aero- 
plane observer training. 


Cadet in Air Service; born Sept. 14. 18S7, in 
Dyer, Tenn.; son of B. F. and Janie Mc- 
Daniel Jones; served from June 22, 1917, to 
Dec. 12. 1918. in Houston. Texas, Bombing 
School, also S. M. A. Austin and Camp 


Private 45 Inf.; born May 18, 1892, Gibson, 
Tenn.; son of W. L. and Rebecca Jones 
Meals; entered service Aug. 7, 1918; served 
Camps Taylor and Sheridan; mustered out 
March, 1919. 


Private Supply Co. 32S Inf.; born November 
17, 1S92, Gibson Co.; son of Mr. and Mrs. 
N. FJ. Cole; entered service Oct. 4. 1917; 
served Camp Gordon; married Etta Milli- 
gan; mustered out Nov. 13. 1917, Atlanta, 

A. E. McKENZIE— (14) 

Sergeant Motor Btn. 306 Ammunition train; 
born Bradford, 1S93; son of Mr. and Mrs. 
N. I. H. McKenzie; entered service March 
5, 1917; served with A. E F. Fiance one 
year; mustered out Ft. Oglethorpe, July 
5, 1919. 

J. B. CULLEN, JR.— (5) 

Private 149 Inf. 38 Div.; born in Humboldt. 
1S97; son of John B. and E. C. Cullen; en- 
tered service Aug. 6, 1918; served 13 months 
in France; mustered out Oct. 10. 1919, Camp 


2d Lieutenant; born Feb. 24. 1895; son of 
Nathaniel Lee and Lula Dale Davis; enter- 
ed service Apr. 1, 191S; promoted Sept. 25, 
191S; served Camps Gordon, Jackson. Tay- 
lor and Knox; mustered out Dec. 26, 1918. 


Private Co. B. 152 Inf. and Co. G. 145 Inf.; 
born Nov. 12, 1896, Rutherford; son of Rufus 
Elbert and Bettie Courtney Glisson; enter- 
ed service Aug. 8, 191S; served in France; 
mustered out at Ft. Oglethorpe, April 17, 

B. L. HASSELL— (8) 

1st Lieutenant Co. F, 326 Inf., S2 Div.; son 
of G. L. and Addie Patrick Hassell; born 
Gibson Co., Feb 26, 1889; served from Sept. 
5, 1917, to Aug. 22, 1919; on Flirey and Mar- 
bache sectors. St. Mihiel and Argonne. 


Sergeant Hq. Co. School Troops; born in 
Trenton in 1S96; son of James H. and Fan- 
nie Flowers Hefley; served from August 
19. 1918. to Jan. 10, 1919. Camp Pike, Ark.; 
assisted Captain with bookkeeping. 


Sergeant Major Coast Art.; born Dec. 11, 
1S82, Milan; son of Ben and Monie Collins 
Hurt; served Mexican border with Pershing 
1916; to France with Pershing; gassed twice, 
wounded once; now stationed Ft. Hancock, 
N. J. 

BEN K. PEARCE— (15) 

2d Lieutenant Hq. Co. 140 F. A. 39 Div.; 
born Nov. 9. 1892, Milan; son of A. Q. and 
Ma.mie Hurt Pearce; entered service Feb. 
1917; promoted March. 1918; served in U. S. 
A., and France; mustered out June 10. 1919. 


Coxswain U. S. Navy, born Jan. 28. 1930, 
Rutherford; son of J. G. and Mattie Heard 
Porter; entered service July 17. 1917, New- 
port. R. I.; served Cuba, Trinidad, etc; 
mustered out July 15. 1919, St. Louis. 


Private Co. H. 38 Inf.. 3 Div.; born Sept. 
27, 1892, Gibson Co ; son of W. T. and M. J. 
Scruggs; entered service July 25. 1918; serv- 
ed in France; wounded battle of Meuse- 
Argonne; mustered out Apr. 2S, 1919. Ogle- 


Sergeant Major Hq. Co.; lorn Oct. 1. 1S96. 
Rutherford; son of W. T H. and Ada 
Graves Thorn; entered service Aug. 5, 1917; 
served overseas. 


Private 1st CI. Co. C. 117 Inf.; born May 12, 
1893. Fruitland; son of Berry and Matti? 
Walker; served from Oct. 5, 1917, to Jan. S. 
1919; wounded battle Ypres Belgium, July 24, 
191S; awarded U. S. Distinguished Service 
Cross and French Cross of Honor. 


Cook 161 Inf.. 41 Div.; born Bethel Springs, 
Tenn., July S, 1895; son of J. J. and Ollie 
Barnes Wharton; entered service June 26, 
1918; served in France; mustered out Aug. 
19, 1919, Camp Gordon. Ga. 


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Gibson County Soldier Group Eleven 


1st Lieutenant, 1st Btn., 119 Inf.; born Oct. 
2, 1S95. Humboldt; son of J. J. R. and Annie 
Adams; entered service June 16, 1916; serv- 
ed Mexican border, Belgium, France, Ger- 
many; mustered out Julv 9, 1919; re-enlisted 
Sept. 1920. 


Private Co. F. 383 Inf., 96 Div. ; born April 
13, 1S97. Yorkville; son of W. M. and Jennie 
Baker; entered service Oct. 24, 191N. Tren- 
ton; served Camp Wadsworth, S. C; mus- 
tered out Dec. IS, 1918. 


Corporal Co. H. 6 Inf., 5 Div.; born Nov. 
23, 1890, Milan; son of W. A. and Bertha 
B. Barger; served fram Oct. 4. 1917, to Apr. 
5, 1919; St. Mihiel, Verdun, Argonne, Meuse 
etc.; captured 22 Germans; mustered out 
April 5, 1919. 


Sergeant Hq. Detachment M. C. ; born Apr. 
5, 1893. Trenton; son of Robert B. and Lyda 
Belle Davis Bennett; entered service Aug. 
111. 1917; served Paris Island; mustered out 
March 31, 1919. 


Entered service Oct. 1917; served one year 
in France; born May 5. 1894; son of W. E. 
and Emma Duncan Birmingham; husband 
of Mary Wade Birmingham; two children. 
Billy and Marion. 


1st C. Private Hq. Co. 3116 Am. Train Artill- 
ery 81 Div.; born Oct. 24. 1895. Gibson Co.; 
son of C. T. and Ida J. Bradshaw; entered 
service April 27, 191S; served Argonne, Meuse 
Verdun; mustered out March 19. 1919. 


Private Co. I 4:"> Inf., 9 Div.; born Oct. 25, 
1892, Brazil, Tenn.; son of Mr. and Mrs. C, 
T. Bradshaw; served camps Sheridan, Ala., 
and Gordon, Ga. ; mustered out July 5, 1918. 

J. H. FREEMAN— (11) 

Served in U. S. Armv 14 months; entered 
service Sept. 5, 1918; 57 Pioneer Inf., ar- 
rived Brest. France, Oct. 7, 191S; served on 
Prisoners War Escort France and Germany; 
mustered out November. 1919. 


R. R. Engineers; born May 12, 1894. in Treze- 
vant, Tenn.; entered service June 27 1918; 
promo! !d to dercear.t July 11. 191S; served 
in France; mustered out Mitchell Field, L. 
I., New York. July 24, 1919. 


Sergeant 307 M. P.. 82 Div.; born Sept. 29, 
1894, Humboldt; son of Walter Scott and 
Mattie Preston Hess; entered service Oct. 
6. 1917. served St. Mihiel and Argonne; mus- 
tered out July 28. 1919. Ft. Oglethorpe. 


1st Class Fireman U. S. Navy; born Dec. 5, 
1S97, Dyer Co.; son of Jim and Bettie Hund- 
ley; married; entered service April IS. 1917, 
Nashville; trained at Norfolk, Va.; muster- 
ed out Sept. 4, 1919. 


Sergeant Hq. Co. 119 Inf., 30 Div.; born 
Oct. 22, 1S93, Obion Co.. Tenn; son of John 
Arch and Hallie O'Daniel; served from June 
24, 1917, to April 16, 1919: Voormezelle, Belli- 
court, Busigny, Premont. etc.; married. 


Corporal 481 M. T. C. and Q. M. C. ; born 
May 24, 1*92. Yorkville; son of J. D. and I. 
E. Overall; entered service Dec 14, 1917, 
Memphis; served Camps Custer. Meigs, 
Merritt; mustered out June 10, 1919. 


Private Co. L. 45 Inf.. 9 Div.; born Jan. 3, 
1895. Idlewild; son of W. E. and Mattie 
Thetford Pounds; entered service July 5, 
1918; served Camps Sheridan and Greenville, 
mustered out Camp Taylor, Jan. 7, 1919. 


Pharmacists Mate 1st Class Mine Force. 
Mine Squadron One; born Bradford, Aug. 
15, 1894; son of J. T.. Jr., and Clara Luker 
Cain: husband of Lucile Pearce Cain; serv- 
ed Orkney Islands Coast Norway; mustered 
out April 7, 1919. 


Private Q. M. C. transferred to Med. Corps 
born Feb. 14. 18SS, Gibson Co.: son of E. W. 
and Callie Cawthon; entered service Dec. 
13, 1917, Trenton; served overseas; sailed 
from' Italy. April, 1919; mustered out May 
5, 1919. 

J. R. THWEATT— (18) 

2nd Lieutenant Heavv Field Artillery. 82 
Div., later with 31 Div.; born Dec. 19, 1S90. 
Humboldt; son of J. J. and Cora Fox 
Thwiatt; served from Oct. 6. 1917, to Jan. 
21. 1919; trained at Saumur, French Art. 


1st C. Private M. P., 82 Div.; born May 3. 
18S8, Gibson Co : son of G. O. and Evelyn 
Zarecor; served from Oct. 5. 1917, to May 27. 
1919; was in St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne 


Corporal 537 M. S. T.. Q. M. C ; born Gib- 
son Co., July 7, 1891: son of W. F. and S. L. 
Cowan; entered service June 30, 191S, Tren- 
ton: served overseas; mustered out July 
10, 1919. 


Chief Q. M. U. S. Navy; born Feb. 17, 1891, 
Newbern; son of G. O. and Evelyn Zarecor; 
entered service Aug. 21, 1917; served Puget 
Sound. Naval Training Seattle; mustered 
out Jan. 14, 1919. 


Gibson County Soldier Group Twelve 


Private Co. B, 45 Inf.. 9 Div.; Lorn Jan. 
14. 1S92. in Bradford, Tenn; son of N. L. and 
W. T. Akin, served at Camps Sheridan and 
Gordon; mustered out Feb. 17. 1918. 


Private Med. Enlisted Reserve Corps; born 
Dec. is. 1895, Milan; son of W. H and Jen- 
nie J. Bigham; entered service Dee. 19, 1917. 
served overseas; mustered out Apr, .">, 1919. 


Private Co. G. 117 Inf. 30 Div.; born Jan. 6. 
1888; son of S. H. and H. T. Anderson; en- 
tered service in Trenton; served overseas; 
mustered out July 10, 1919. 

T. BAILEY— (3) 

Private Co. A. 117 Inf., 30 Div.; born 
25, 1888, Gibson Co.; son of J. F. and 
A Bailey; entered service Oct. 4, 1917; 
ed overseas 1 battles; mustered out 



Sergeant Co. C 4th Training- Infantry; born 
<>rt. 10, 1895. Milan; son of G. L. and Martha 
Bodkin; entered service May 27. 1918; serv- 
ed ('amps Pike and Sheivnan; mustered 
nut Dei-. 10, 191S. 


Private Infantry; bom April 27. 1897. Gibson 
county; son of Robt. C. and Allene Bailey; 
entered service Sept. 25. 1918; served over- 
seas; mustered out Jan. 15, 1919. 


2nd Lieutenant y. M. C. ; born Feb. 10. 1S03. 
in Gibson county; son of E. E. and Lundie 
L. Bodkin; entered service June 27, 191S; 
served on U. S. S. Superbo; mustered out 
at Camp Lee. 


1st C. Private, Co. A 28 Inf., First Div.; 
born in Gibson county Dec. 27, 1S96; son 
of Emerson E and Lundie Bodkin; entered 
service June 27, 191S; served overseas; mus- 
tered out at Louisville, Nov., 1919. 


Private 32s Machine Gun, 81 Div.; born 
Hickman. Ky., Jan. 7, 1S91: son of J. T. and 
L. E. Bixler; entered service Oct. 11. 1917; 
served in Camps Gordon and Jackson; hon- 
oialle discharge Nov. 5, 1917. 


Private Co A.. S A. T. C. V. of Tenn.; 
born June 17. 1896. Dyer; son of W. G. and 
Sue Barr; entered service Aug. 31. 191S; 
served Knoxville, Camps J. E. Johnston. 
Dodge and Pike; mustered out March 28, 


Private Infantry; born Dec. 23. 1892, Gibson 
Co ; son of Jim and Mahalie Babb; entered 
service July 25, 1918; served overseas. 3 tat- 
tles; mustered out August, 1919. 


1st Lieutenant Co. D. 345 Inf., 87 Div.; torn 
in Humboldt, July 6, 1SSS; son of Mrs N. E. 
Bass ;enteied service Jan. 5. 191S; served 
Meuse-Argonne; mustered out July 14. 1919. 


2nd Lieutenant Infantry; lorn Milan. April 
11. 1896; son of Junes and Ida Mai Bryant; 
enteied service June 23. 191S; served Camp 
Gordon; mustered out Dec. 2. 191S. 


Private S. A. T. O; born Feb. 6, 1S9S. Gibson 
Co.; son of J. P. and Mollie C. Barron; en- 
tered service Oct. 1. 191S; mustered out Dec. 
10. 1918. 


Sergeant Co. Hq. 42 Reg. 76 Div.; born Aug. 
10, 1S9S. Cherokee. Ala.; son of T. C. and 
Willie Barrett; entered service April 12, 
1917; trained at Fort Douglass. Utah; mus- 
lered out April IS, 1919. 


Private Co C, 326 Inf. 82 Div.; born March 
14. 1895, Dyer; son of W. H. and M. E. Cun- 
ningham; entered service Sept. IS. 1917; 
served Camps Wheeler and Gordon; mus- 
tered out Dec. 7, 1918. 


1st CI. Private 57 Pioneer Inf.; born Nov. 1">. 
1896, Gibson Co.; son of J. A and Ollie Can- 
ada; .-nteied service Sept. 5. 191S; served 
Camp Wadsworth and overseas; mustered 
out Oct. 1. 1919. 


Private 306 Trench Mortar; born Trezevant, 
(Tenn.; Jan. 4. 1SS9; son of Joe T. and Lucy 
Hillsman Clay, entered service April 21, 
1918; served Camn Jackson; honorably dis- 
charged July 4, 1918. 


First (.'lass Musician. Hq Co. 317 F. A. Band 
8' Div.; lorn Mav 24. 1S82; Milan; son of 
W. C. and Satah E. Taylor Criswell; en- 
ered service Feb. 14. 1918; served overseas; 
mustered out June 16, 1919. 


Private Co E. 61 Inf. 5 Div.; born Dec. 26. 
1S92. I'nion City: son of P. J. and Florence 
Cummings; entered service Sept. 7. 1917; 
served St. Mihiel. Argonne; gassed Oct. 12, 
1918; musteted out Feb. 4, 1919. 



Gibson County Soldier Group Thirteen 


Private Co. D. IS Inf. 1st Div. ; born Dec. 
13. 1SS9, Milan; son of Oliver and Elizabeth 
Chapman: entered service July 25, 1918; 
served Argnnne and Sedan battles; muster- 
ed out Sept. 24, 1919. 


Fireman 3rd Class Navy; born Dec. 16, 1894. 
Dyer; son of Jno. T. and Lula B. Carlton; 
entered service May 22. 1918, Transport ser- 
vice; promoted to Chief Yeoman; mustered 
out Feb. 15. 1919. 


2nd Lieutenant Co. 26, 157 D. B. ; born Dec. 
10, 1892. Shelby Co.; son of Emmett and 
Anna E. Dickey; served at Camp Gordon, 
Ga.; mustered out Jan. 21, 1919. 


Seaman 1*. S. Navy; born Feb. 20. 1897 Gib- 
son Co.; son of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Draper; 
entered service at Nashville. June 2, 1918, 
served on U. S. Sub-chaser 306 Pacific 
fleet: released from active service April 
23, 1919. 


Pilot Aviation (Army); born Sept. 6. 1891. 
Humboldt; son of W. A. and Lillian Smith; trained S. M. A. U. Texas, Aus- 
tin. Texas, and Camp Dick, Dallas, Texas. 


Private Co. K 45 Inf.. 9 Div.; born April 22, 
1896. Humboldt: son of W. A and Lillian 
Clement; entered service July 5. 1918; served 
Camps Sheridan and Taylor; mustered out 
Feb. 22. 1919. 


Private Co. H Air service; born April 12. 
1S96, Gibson; son of Chas. and Fannie Cant- 
rell; entered service March 8, 1918; served 
at Ellington and Kelly Fields; mustered 
out March 12. 1919. 


Private Co. A., S. A. T. C; born June 25. 
1898. Lavinia, Terra.; son of Jas T. and Mat- 
tie Rogers Denney; entered training at U. 
of Tenn., Oct. 1. 1918; mustered out Dec. 


Regt. Sergeant Major Co. A, 51 Railroad 
Engineers 81 Div.; born Jan. _ 22. 1891. Car- 
roll. Tenn.; son of Mr. and" Mrs. W. T. 
Dickey; served from April 2, 1918, to Feb. 
2, 1920; overseas June 20, 191S. 


Private Evacuation Hospital No. 13 Med. 
Corps; born Sept. 15, 189s. Jackson; son of 
W. A. and Lula R. Diffee; entered service 
April 9, 191S; served overseas; mustered out 
Aug. 1, 1919. 


Sergeant Co. A, 117 Inf. 30th Div.: born Oct. 
.".. 1892, Rutherford, Tenn.; son of K. E. and 
Mary L. Jetton; entered service Oct 4, 
1917: sailed May 11. 1918; served Ypyes, 
Belgium, Hindenburg Line. Bellicourt. 
Nauroy. St. Quentin, France; mustered out 
April 13. 1919. 


Chief Quarter Master, U. S. Navy; born 
Sept. 25. 1892. Gibson Co.; son of (the latei 
J. T. and Mary S. Ditmore; entered service 
Nov. 16, 1910; served on II. S. S. Canadaigna 
Mine layer; mustered out Nov. 1919; re- 
enlisted March 17. 1920. 


Private Med Corps 30 Div.; born Feb. 12. 
18S9, Tenn.: son of W. R. and Sallie Dun- 
can; entered service April 27, 191S; served 
in France: mustered out May 23, 1919. 


2nd Lieutenant Co. C. 307 Am. Train F. A. 
82 Div.; born Sept. 22. 1891, Carroll Co.; son 
of Jas. T. and Emma J. Denney; entered 
service Dec. 8, 1917; served Camps Gordon. 
Johnston, Alexander, etc.; mustered out 
March 17, 1919. 


1st CI. Private Co. D. 323 Inf. 81 Div.; born 
April 9, 1893, Milan; son of W. T. and Kate 
Dickey; entered service Oct 6, 1917; served 
16 months overseas; mustered out Oct. 19. 


Private 62 I Co.. 1SS Inf. S4 Div.; born Julv 
20. 1897. Newbern; son of S. T. and Flora 
Edwards; entered service Trenton, Oct. 24, 
1918; served at Camp Wadsworth. 


Cook Co. G. 324 Inf. SI Div.; born in Dyer 
Co.. 1894; son of R. L. and Mattie Boyd 
Dunahoo; entered service Oct. 5, 1917; serv- 
ed in Meuse-Argonne and Alsace Lorraine; 
mustered out July 25, 1919. 


Private Troop A. Fourth Cavalry; born Apr. 
11, 1894. Dyer; son of Jacob R' and Callie 
Davidson; served at Jefferson Bks. and 
Hawaii; mustered out March 19, 1919. 


Private 34 Inf.. 7 Div.: born Aug. 3. 1894, 
Rutherford; son of Bill and Stella Edmund- 
son; entered service July 1918; served 9 
months overseas; wounded by accident; 
mustered out July 5, 1919. 


Private Co. F 5 Inf.. 82 Div.; born March 
29, 1S96, Gibson Co.; son of William and 
Stella Edmundson; entered service June 27, 
1918; served one year overseas; mustered 
out Nov. 14, 1919. 

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Gibson County Soldier Group Fourteen 


1st. C. Private 105 Co. 117 Ambulance Corps 
30 Div. ; born Feb. 2. 1895. Dyer; son of 
Jess.- Buel and Beulah B. Balentine; enter- 
ed service Sept. 22, 1917; served overseas; 
mustered out April 16. 1919. 


Private Co. D. 151 Inf. 3S Div.; born Feb. 
2, 1897, Gibson Tenn. ; son of C. J. and Bet- 
tie Gravette; entered service Aug. 6, 191$, 
Trenton; served overseas S months; mus- 
tered out June 10, 1919. 


1st C. Private; born Oct. 16, 1S93; son of 
Mr and Mrs. L. F. Becton; entered service 
Sept. 6. 1918; served at Camp Win. lei'. Ga . 
and 6 months in France; mustered out 
May 27, 1919. 


Private Co. I Squad 5 Inf.. 62 Div.; born 
Feb. 22, 1897. Lincoln. Tenn.; son of S. H. 
and Ella Brown; entered service Oct. 24, 
1918; served at Camp Wadsworth, S. C; 
mustered out Dec. 15, 191S. 


Co C, - Machine Gun Btn.; born Dec. 26. 
1900 in Weakley Co.; entered service April 3, 
1917; served overseas; mustered out Camp 
Taylor. Apriil 1919; son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Walter Carter. 

GUY L. CULP— (5) 

1st C. Private Co. F. Inf. 83 Div.; born Aug. 
23. 1885, Perry Co'. ; son of H. H. and Molly 
Culp; husband of Jacie Lee Gulp; served 
overseas; mustered out Sept. 5, 1919. 


1st Lieutenant Dental Corps; born Jan. 9, 
1890, Gibson Co.; sun of James E. and Alice 
Fields; served at Camp Green Leaf and Ft. 
Oglethorpe; mustered out Jan. 28, 1919. 


Corpora] 25 Co. 157 D. B. Inf.; born July 
17, 1894. Milan, Tenn.; son of J. E. and Alice 
Fields; entered service June 2::. 1918, Tren- 
on; served at Camps Gordon and Shelby; 
mustered out Dec. 18, 191S. 


Private Co. G, 329 Inf. 83 Div.; born May 17, 
1891, Gibson Co.; son of S. A. and Dora 
Flowers; entered service June 26. 1918, Tren- 
ton; served 7 mo-nths in France; mustered 
out April 24, 1919. 


Private Med. Corps; born Sept. 3. 1S94. Brazil 
Tenn.; son of John S. and Maggie Grady; 
entered service July 25, 191S, Trenton; serv- 
ed at Camp Gordon. 

IRBY J. GRADY— (13) 

Private; Artillery; born Nov. 2:.. 1x92. Brazil, 
Tenn.; son of John S. and Maggie Grady; 

elltel e.l Sel \ iee June 2i. 191X; -el \ ed al 

Camp Gordon. 


Private Co. F 3S3 Inf.; born Dec. 2. 1896, 
Crockett Co.; son of J. F. and Adena Gib- 
son; entered service Oct. 21. 1918; served at 
Camp Wadsworth, S. C; mustered out Dec. 
17, 1918. 


Private Co. C, Inf.; burn March 24, 1S96. 
Gibson Co.; son of W. G. and Sallie Gordon; 
served Camp Wadsworth. S. C and one 
year overseas; mustered out Oct., 1919. 

GUY M. GORDON— (16) 

Private 35 D. B. I Replacement: born 
March 24, 1S94. Gibson Co.; son of W. G. 
and Sallie F. Gordon; entered service July 
191S; transferred to 23 Inf.. 2 Div.; served 
Argonne; mustered out June 22, 1919. 


Private Ib|. Co. 117 Inf. M. G. Trench Mor- 
tar 30 Div., born Aug. 19. 1894; Humboldt; 
son of W. J. and Matilda O'Connor Glenn; 
entered service Sept. 22. 1917; served Hin- 
denburg Line. Rstress. l'remont, etc.; mus- 
tered out April 17, 1919. 


Corporal Co. G., 155 Inf., 39 Div.; born Hum- 
boldt; son of W. J. and M. J. Glenn; en- 
tered service May 27. 1918, Louisville; 11 
months, A. E. F. ; put in charge Bks. No. 
1 Saint Nazaire France; mustered out Aug. 
1. 1919. 


Private Co. G. 329 Inf. S3 Div.; born Aug. 
x. 1893, Gibson Co.; son of S. A. and Dora 
Flowers; entered service June 27. 1918 Camp 
Gordon. Ga.; served there until mustered 
cait, March 15. 1919. 


Private Co. A 7 Inf.. 3 Div.; born Sept. 24. 
1SS9. Trenton: son of E. E. and Nannie 
Hockaday; entered service Julv 25. mix 
served 9 months overseas; mustered out 
June 14. 1919. 


Private Co. M 325 Inf. S2 Div.; born Oct. IS, 
1S87, Kenton; son of Edmon R., and Susan 
Marguerite Flowers; entered service Nov. 
16. 1917. Trenton; served Camp Gordon, Ga. ; 
mustered out April 2, 191S. 


Private Unassigned; born Jan. 14. 1x97 Tren- 
ton; son of R. S. and Nora Hardaway; en- 
tered service Aug. 3. 191S, Trenton; served 
Knoxville and Camp Forrest; discharged 
Jan. 7, 1919 


Gibson County Soldier Group Fifteen 


Corporal 117 Inf.; born Aug. 21, 1S94, Brad- 
ford; son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Boone; en- 
tered service Sept. 22, 1917; promoted Oel 
20, 191S; served in France and Belgium; 
mustered out April 15, 1919. Ft. Oglethorpe. 

JIM J. HAMM— (11) 

Private Co. D., 114 Light Field Art. 30 Div.; 
born May 30, 1S92, Gibson Co ; son of H. J. 
and Nancy Hamm; entered service June 
5. 1917; served St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, 
Woevre; mustered out Apr. 7, 1919. 


Sergeant Am. Train 2 Div.; born May 27. 191S 
Trenton; son of Alfred T. and Jennie Gro- 
ves; served from May 17. 1917, to Aug. 15, 
1919; Chateau Thierry. Soissons. St. Mihiel. 
etc.; mustered out Caimp Gordon, married. 


Private Co. D Inf.. 30 Div.; born Feb. 28, 
1S92. Trenton; son of R. S. and Nora Hard- 
away; entered service June 27, 1918; trained 
Camp Gordon, LeMans and St. Nazaire, 
France; mustered out April 21, 1919. 


Major 117 Inf.; served in 10 Pa. Reg. 1898, 
Philippines; 2 Medals for bravery; 6 months 
Mexican border. 1916-'17; re-entered service 
Aug. 1917; served Greenville, S. C. : muster- 
ed out Feb. 1918, ill health; born Yorkville, 
Tenn., June 10. 1S79; son of Abner and Elea- 
nor Holmes; Judge in Chancery Court. 


Private Evacuation Hospital 36; born Feb. 
7. ls:«i. Henderson Co.; son of Hiram J. 
Hamm; entered service Sept. 6. 1918; served 
S months overseas; mustered out July 24. 


Private Co. M 45 Div.; born in Gibson Co.; 
son of Hiram and Nannie Hamm; entered 
servire June 14, 191S, Corinth, Miss.; served 
Camps Shelby. Miss., and Sheridan, Ala.; 
mustered out Nov. 1918. 


Corporal Co. B 317 Machine Gun. 81 Div.; 
born June 1, 1S94. Gibson Co.; son of John 
Henry and Elizabeth Adeline Hall; served 
from Oct. 3. 1917, to July 1, 1919, Vosges 
front and Meuse-Argonne. 


Sergeant 14 Co. Motor Mechanics 3 Reg.; 
born Sept. 6. 1893. Dyer; son of Jas. A. ai d 
Vitula Hutchinson Howse; entered service 
Dec. 7, 1917; discharged acct. Dependents 
May 25, 191S; wife. Verdra Hume House; 
children, Rachel, and twins, Evin W. and 
"William H. Howse. 


Surgical Asst. Med Corps Unassigned; born 
Jan. 3, 1893. Pryors. Ky.; son of W. H. and 
A. Harris Howard; entered service July 31, 
1917; served Jefferson Bks.. Greenleaf, Ga., 
Camp Hill; mustered out Jan. 6, 1919. 


Private trained 37 Co. 10 Batt. Syracuse. N. 
T., and 71 Engineers Wash. Bks.; born 
Sept. 27. 1895, Milan; son of W. G. and Ella 
Stone Harrison; entered service Aug. 1, 191S; 
mustered out Jan. 2, 1919. 


Private 36 Co. Inf., 157 D. B. trans. Hq. Co. 
161 Inf., etc.; boi n Nov. 16. 1S90. Cannon Co.; 
son of J. A. and Frances J. Haves; entered 
service July 25. 1918; served 9 months over- 
seas; mustered out June 19, 1919. 


Private 26 Co. 157 D. B. Inf.; born Jan 13, 
1S8S, Brazil, Tenn.; son of J. W. and Bettie 
Hardaway; entered service June 27, 1918, 
Trenton; served Camps Gordon and Wheel- 
er; mustered out Dec. 8, 191S. 


Private Co. I Pioneer Inf. 62 Div.; born June 
24. 1S96, Gadsden. Tenn.; son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Presley C. Jones; entered service Nov 
1918. Trenton; served Cairrtp Wadsworth. 
S. C. 


1st Class Baker Navy; born Dec. 11, 1893. 
Yorkville; son of Bert and Elizabeth Jones- 
entered service May S, 1917; was in three 
submarine battles; mustered out Sept. 1920. 


Assistant Drill Master 36 Co. U. S. Army; 
born in Obion. Tenn.; son of Frank and 
Bettie Jones; entered service Julv 5, 1918. 
Trenton; served Camp Gordon; mustered 
out Feb. 1919. 


Private 36 Co. Inf. 9 Tr. Btn.; born Dec. 8. 
L894, Milan; son of W. B. and Alice Foley 
Jordan; entered service July 25. 1918; served 
Camps Gordon and McClellan; mustered out 
Feb. 28. 1919. 


1st Lieutenant Med. Corps; born May 22. 
1*86, Huntington; son of Dr. J. A. and Emily 
Hall Jackson; entered service Sept. 12. 191S; 
served Camp McClellan, Ala.; wife and one 
child; mustered out Feb. IS, 1919. 


Private Unassigned; born May 21. 1887, 
Trenton; son of R. S. and Nora Hardawav; 
(married; entered service Nov. 16, 1917; serv- 
ed Camps Gordon and Jackson; mustered 
out Jan. 15, 1918. 


Private Co. K 43 Inf.; born Jan. 19, 1S92, 
Kenton. Gibson Co.; son of T. M and Lou 
H. Jackson; entered service July 5. 1918, 
Trenton; served Camp Sheridan, Ala.; mus- 
tered out March, 8, 1919. 

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Gibson County Soldier Group Sixteen 

JOHN B. KING— (1) 

Private Merchant Marine; born April 19. 
1897! Giibson Co., Tenn.; entered service 
Aug IT 191S. Boston. Mass.; sailed for o\.-i- 
seas Nov. 17, 1918; arrived in America Jan. 
1919; married. 


Sergeant Baking- Co. 9 Reg. Q. M C. 1st and 
Sth Di" ; born Oct. 6. 1S94. Milan; son of 
A bert and Pauline Koelz; entered service 
July IS, 1917, Jefferson Bks.; sailed overseas 
Nov 1, 1917; mustered out m L . S. June n. 


Private Inf.; born Sept. 15 1887, in Atwood 
Tenn ; son of J. A. and Mary A. Keaton, 
husband of Bertha Keaton; entered service 
July 5 1918; served Camps Cordon and Mc- 
Clellan; mustered out Nov. 191S. 


Private Co. A 313 Signal Btn. Signal Corps 
born March 13. 1891, Dyer; son of Mr. and 
Mrs D W. Keaton; entered service May 
31 1917 Memphis; overseas Aug. 1918; serv- 
ed in France; .mustered out July 1919. 


Sst Aviation and Med. Corps; Hip Med. 
Del.; bom Aug. 21, 1893. Dyer; son of Mr 
and Mrs. I). W. Keaton; married, one 
child entered service Dec. 1917, Memphis; 
served Austin, Tex., and Oglethorpe; mus- 
tered out Sept. 1919. 


Corporal Inf. and Q. M. C. 159 and 30 Reg. 
Hi and 3 Divisions; born July 7. 1895, Ruther- 
ford: son of D. F. and Minnie Lasater; 
served from Sept. 22, 1917. to Sept. 12, 1919. 
Aisne. Meuse-Argonne. St. Mihiel. 


Corporal Bat. D. 114 F. Art.; born Sept 13, 
1S93 Dyer; son of A. A. and Surry Lewis; 
entered service July 25. 1917; served St 
Mihiel Argonne Woevre Plains; mustered 
out May 1919. Ft. Oglethorpe. 

J. N. LEWIS— (8) 

Coxswain U. S. Navy; born July 11. 1899. 
Humboldt; son of Sam C and Velma Hollo- 
way Lewis; entered service June 6, 1917; 13 
months foreign service; Brest. France, sal- 
vage duty; mustered out July 17, 1920. 

W. R. MATHIS— (9) 

Yeoman 3rd. CI. Navy; born Feb is. 1S99. 
Humboldt; son of Robert L. and Martha K. 
Hamilton Mathis; entered service May 27. 
1919; served Great Lakes. 111.; mustered 
out Nov. 15, 1919. 


Corporal 35 Co. 157 D. B. Inf.; born March 
27. 1S94, Brazil. Tenn.; son of A. H. and 
Kate Lane; entered service July 25. 1918. 
Trenton; served Camps Gordon and Mc- 
Clellan; mustered out Dec. 20, 191S. 


Sergeant 157 D. B. Inf.; born May 29. 1890. 
Brazil. Tenn.; son of A. H. and Kate Lane; 
entered service July 25, 191S; Camp Cordon, 
Ga ; sailed Sept. 14. 1918; ■•■•turned Dec. 24. 
1918; mustered out Jan. IN, 1919. 


Private Co. I. Inf.. 02 Div.; born June 2S, 
1895, Eaton; son of Jim and Hattie McCaleb; 
entered service Oct. 24. 191s. Trenton; serv- 
ed Camp Wadsworth, S. C.; mustered out 
Dec. 15. 1918. 

ELBERT M. McGEE— (13) 

Private Co. I US Inf., 3i> Div.; born Jan. 15, 
189S, Humboldt; son of James and Frances 
Reynolds McGee; wife; entered service May 
12. 1917; four battles; wounded near Metz; 
mustered out Jan. 23. 1919. 


1st. CI. Private, 36 Co. 157 D. B. ; born Aug. 
11. 1S92. Dyer; son of J. A. and Ellen Halli- 
burton McCaslin; entered service July 25. 
PUS; served Camp Gordon; mustered out 
Feb. 4. 1919. 


Captain Co. G 7th Am. Train; formerly Co 
A 2 ['. S. Cavalry," 7 Div.. Reg Army; born 
July In. 1893, Trenton; son of John \V. and 
Parilee Phelan Mi-Minn; enlisted 1913; sail- 
ed Aug. 191S; wounded Fiance, Jan. 191S; 
still in service. 


Private Co. A 45 Inf. 9 Div.; horn Juno 17. 
1890, Rutherford; son of H. A. and R. A. 
Montgomery; entered service July 5. 1918, 
Trenton; served in Camps Sheridan, Ala., 
and Gordon. Ga.; mustered out May 28, 1919. 


2nd. Lieutenant Co. 15 Officers Training 
■ 'amp Q. M. C; born Dec. 7, 18S7; son of 
B. D. and Mollie Pearce Mills; entered ser- 
vice May 13, 1917. served Ft. Oglethorpe 
and Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C. ; must- 
ered out I let. 13, 1917. 


1st CI. Sergeant; entered service as Orderly 
I>i Battle Malone's Hosp. Corps, Memphis; 
lorn Jan. 5, 1892; son of Mr. and Mrs. B. 
Ii Mills; served Chaumont, etc., France; 
must. led out April 1919, after 14 months 


Cool, Co. D. 46 Inf., 9 Div.; born March 14. 
18S7, Clinton. Mo.; son of Aaron L. and 
Fannie A. Kizer Middlecoff; entered service 
July 5. 1918; served Camp Sheridan; muster- 
ed out July 2u. 1919. 


Corporal Aviation 3 Reg.; born Dec. 26. 1894, 
in Tenn.; son of W. A. and Ida Moore; 
served in Camps Green, Hancock and Pike; 
promoted to Sergeant. 


Gibson County Soldier Group Seventeen 


Corporal 306 Supply Train Motor Transpor- 
tation Corps; born Aug. 25, 1895, Greenfield; 
son of W. A. and Ida Moore; entered ser- 
vice April 27. 1918; sailed Aug. 5, 191S; 11 
months in France; mustered out June 1, 


1st CT. Private Co. A 114 F. A. 30 Div. ; born 
May 14, 1896, Milan; son of Steven B. and 
Annie Scott Moore; married; one child; en- 
tered service June 15, 1917, Memphis; St. 
Mihiel, Argonne, Woevre; out Apiil 2, 1919. 


Private Co. M. 149 Inf. 38 Div.; born Jan. .".. 
1S96, Lavinia; son of R. I,, and Nena Propst 
McNail; entered service July IS, 191S; served 
France, Brest, Bourre. etc.; mustered out 
Sept. 1919. Camp Gordon. 


Sergeant Hq. Co. 119 Inf.; born July 28. 1S96 
Gibson, Tenn.; son of Mr. and Mrs. John 
D. Morgan; entered service June 23, 1917; 
served in Belgium and France; mustered 
out April 16, 1919. Ft. Oglethorpe. 

Private 38 Co. 20 Engineers; born Feb. 27, 
1895. Medina; son of J. L. and Bettie Howse 
Mills; entered service Oct. 5, 1917; served 41 
Btn. Engineers St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne; 
mustered out July 3, 1919. 


1st CI. Chauffeur Q. M. C; born 1S93; son 
of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Mitchell; entered 
service Aug. 6, 1917. served with A. E. F. 
mustered out Camp Jackson. S. C, May 13. 
1919; married Martha Wade, 1920 


Sergeant Co. C 4 Replacement Tr. Center 
Inf.; born Aug. 4, 1890, Crossland, Ky. ; son 
of Mrs. T. A. Mitchell; entered service May 
27, 1918; served Camp Pike. Ark.; mustered 
out Dec. 19. 191S. 


2nd Lieutenant Co. K 4, Replacement Tr. 
Center Inf ; born Sept. 30. 1S92; Manlyville, 
Tenn.; son of Mrs T. A. Mitchell; entered 
service May 24, 1918, Benton, Tenn.; served 
Camps Pike and Funston, Kan.; mustered 
out Dec. 1918. 

F. L. MORRIS— (9) 

Entered service April 1917. Jefferson Bks. ; 
served Douglass. Ariz.. Yuma. Ariz., Ft. 
Gibbins. Alaska; returned to Trenton after 
6,000 mile trip Nov. 22, 1919; 4 service stripes 
on sleeve. 


1st Lieutenant Med. Corps Development 
Reg.; born Dec. 16, 1877, Dyer; son of W. 
T. and Julia Richmond Medling; served 
from Aug. 191S, to Dec. 1, 1918, Camp 
Sevier; wife was Myrtie Hill; 3 children, 
William Everett, Mary Evelyn and Paul 


Private Hq. Co. 129 Inf.. 33 Div.; born Dec. 
24, 1894, Yorkville; son of Griffin and Julia 
Newel; entered service June 27, 1918, Tren- 
ton; sailed Aug. 26, 1918; mustered out June 
1, 1919. 


1st C. Private Co. D. Machine Gun Btn. 220. 
7 Div.; born June 2, 1894; Rutherford; son of 
P. H. and Viola Northern; entered service 
May 5. 1918; sailed Aug. 3. 191S; served 
Laignes, France, etc.; mustered fit Julv 


Private Infantry; born Aug. 2, 1891, Carrol 
Co.; son of John J. and Lueinda Nevil; en- 
tered service May 25, 1918, Batesville. Ark.; 
trained Camp Pike; mustered out Dec. 191S. 


1st C. Private Co. C 307 Am. Train 82 Div.; 
born July 24, 1893. Rutherford; son of Ben- 
son and Mary Needham; married; served 
from Nov. 16. 1917. to May 24. 1919; Mar- 
bache, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne. 


Sergeant Co. A 114 M. G. Btn. 30 Div.; born 
Sep. 12. 1893, Gibson Co.; son of John H. 
and Annie Oliver; married; entered ser- 
vice Oct. 5, 1917. Trenton; sailed May 10, 
1918; served one year in France; out Mav 


Corporal 40 Co. Balloon Corps; born Aug. 
23, 1895, Gibson Co.; son of Robert L. and 
Donnie M. Oliver; entered service March 
9. 1918. Huntington. W. Va. ; trained San 
Antonio, etc; mustered out Dec. 15, 1918. 


Sergeant Co. B Rep. Inf.; born Julv 2S, 
1893, Milan: son of R. L. and D. M. Oliver; 
entered service May 27. 191S; sailed Aug. 3. 
191S; served in France in 347 Automatic 
Rep.; mustered out July 19, 1919. 


Sergeant Bugler Hq. Det. 306 Engineers. 81 
Div.; born Sept. 14. 1895. Dyer; son of Jess 
and Cara Phillips; entered service Sept. 23. 
191S; served Meuse-Argonne; imustered out 
June 12. 1919. 


1st C. Private Co C 45 Inf.. 9 Div.; born 
April 25. 1891, Clinton. Mo ; son of A. L. 
and Fannie A. Kizer Middlecoff; entered 
service July 5. 191S; served Ft. Thomas. Ky.; 
and Sheridan, Ala.; mustered out Feb. 22, 


Private 5 Co. Engineers; born May 9. 1S9S. 
Yorkville; son of F. M. and Sibbie Pipkin; 
married; entered service Aug. 27. 1918, Tren- 
ton; served Camp Forrest; mustered out 
Dec. 12, 1919, 





Gibson County Soldier Group Eighteen 


Sergeant Provost Hq. 32s Inf. S2 Div. ; born 
Feb. S 1888, Idle-wild; son of W. E. and 
Mattie Thetford Pounds; wife was Ina 
Tate; 3 children, Harwood, Martha and 
Roy-; served from March 14. 1918. to March 
14. 1919; Mountsect, Chateau-Thierry, St. 
Mihiel; wounded Argonne Oct. 28, 1918. 


Co. M, 35 Engineers; born in Trenton; son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Phelan: entered service 
June 25, 1917; served overseas; mustered 
out June 14. 1919, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. 


Corporal 2nd Replacement Reg.; born March 
20, 1897, Gibson; son of J. F. and Jennie 
Clark Parker; entered service June, 191S; 
served at Camp Gordon; mustered out Dec. 
20, 1918. 


Wagoner Co. D 111 Engineers. 36 Div.; born 
April 6. 1S90. Newbern; son of J. W. and 
Louella Pope; entered service May 22, 1917, 
Tulsa. Okla.; sailed July 18, 191S; served St. 
Mihiel and Argonne; mustered out June 
IX. 1919. 


Captain Chaplain Corps; born April 2, 1883, 
Milan; son of B. F. and Elizabeth Wilkins 
Peeples; wife and two children; served 
from April 20, 1918 to Oct. 15, 1919; trans- 
itu duty Jan. 20, 1919 to Sept. 1919. 


Sergeant 26 Co. D. B. Inf.; born Feb. 3, 
1893. Yorkville; son of F. M. and Sibbie 
Pipkin; married; one child; entered service 
June 27, 191S, Trenton; served Camps Gor- 
don and McClellan; mustered out Dec. 19, 


Sergeant Co'. E 321 Inf.. 81 Div.; born Feb. 
26, 1896, Yorkville; son of Mike and Mollie 
Reed; sailed July 31, 191S; served Meuse- 
Argonne; mustered out June 2S, 1919. 


Private Co. K 3S3 Inf.. 96 Div.; born July 6, 
1897, Gibson, Tenn; son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Elbert B. Reagor; entered service Nov. 7. 
1918; served Camp Wadsworth, S. C. ; mus- 
I . ■ i . ■< I out Dec. 7, 1918. 


Private 211 Co. Inf., S3 Div.; born March 10, 
1891. Gibson Co.; son of W. M. and Lucy 
Richardson; entered service July 25. 191*; 
sailed Sept. 14. 1918; mustered out July 26, 


Private Co. F 3S4 Inf. 96 Div.; born March 
::. 1S94. Gibson i'ii-; son of Mr. and Mrs. 
W. M. Richardson; entered service Oct. 24, 
1918, Trenton; served at Camp Wadsworth, 
S. C; mustered out Dec. 16, 191S- 


Musician U. S. Navy, Pacific Division; 
born Jan. 17, 1S9S. Milan; son of Mr. and 
Mrs. J. B. Ragsdale; entered service in 
Memphis; trained San Diego. Cal. ; eyes in- 
jured in ship explosion; now in reserves. 


2nd Class Musician 317 F. A. 81 Div. ; born 
Sept. 15, 1891, Milan; son of Mr. and Mrs. 
J. B. Ragsdale; entered service Feb. 7, 1918; 
sailed Aug. 7, 191S; gassed; mustered out 
June. 1919. 


Private Inf. 31 Div.; born Sept. S. 1SSS, Tenn.; 
son of J. L. and Mattie Rice; entered ser- 
vice June 27, 191S: served in U. S. A. and 
France; mustered out June 3, 1919, Ft. 


Sergeant Bat. D 114 Light F. A. 30 Div.; 
born Nov. 11, 1891, Gibson Co.; son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Chas. M. Stewart; entered ser- 
vice Aug. 15, 1917; St. Mihiel. Meuse-Ar- 
gonne. and Woevre; mustered out April 7. 


Private Co. I 152 Inf.; born Nov. 19, 1S90. 

Dyer; son of J. G. and Laura Summers; 

entered service Julv 16, 1918. Trenton; sailed 

Oct. 6. 191S; mustered out May, 1919. 


Corporal Military Police Art ; born Dec. 
is. 1888, Milan; entered service April 17. 1917. 
Camp Jackson; mustered out April 4. 1919. 


Sergeant Q. M. C. Detachment; born Oct. 
11, 1S92, Newbern, Tenn.; son of Rev. and 
Mrs. J. T. Stockton; married; entered ser- 
vice Dec. 8, 1917, Memphis; served Camp 
Hill, Va.; mustered out A|>ril 4. 1919. 


Private Base Hospital M. D. ; born Dec. 26, 
1S95, Newbern; son of Rev. J. T. and Jamie 
Pace Stockton; entered service July 25, 1918; 
served Camp Gordon; mustered out Jan. 


Cook Co. H. 149 Inf. 38 Div.; born March 
29, 1SSS, Gainesville. Tex.; son of Emerson 
and Theresa Sheeks; served from Aug. 5. 
1918, to April 20, 1920; sailed Oct. 2, 191S; 
served Brest, St. Aulon. etc.. France. 


Private Co. 4 Engineers Corps 1st Forestry 
Btn.; born Sept. 26, 1S96, Kenton; son of W. 
C. and Josie Shackelton; entered service 
Aug. 29, 191S; served at Camp Forrest; mus- 
tered out Dec. 24, 1918. 



Gibson County Soldier Group Nineteen 


Private Co. M 6 Inf.. 5 Div. ; born Oct. 21, 
1894, Kenton; son of J. S. and Paralee 
Sharp; entered service Oct. 3. 1917. Trenton; 
sailed April 5, 191S; wounded Aug;. 17, 1918; 
mustered out April 5, 1919. 

RUBY L. TYSON— (11) 

Private Co. D 6 Inf.. 5 Uiv.; born Sept. 20, 
1S93, Kenton; son of Henry and Catherine 
Tyson; served from Sept. 22. 1917. to July 
30, 1919; sailed April 6, 191S; Amouldue. St. 
Die, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne. 


Private Med. Corps; horn April 1. 1S96. 
Crockett, Tenn.; sun of Richard 1*. and 
Matilda F. Shivers; entered service July 
25. 1918, Trenton; served in Camp Gordon; 
mustend nut Feb. 23. 1919. 


Private Inf.; born Feb. 6. 1893, Yorkville; 
son of Dr. E. R. and H. J. Vaughan; mar- 
ried; entered service Sept. 22, 191$. Trenton; 
served Ft. Thomas, Kv.; mustered out Dec. 
11, 1918. 


Private Inf. Unassigned; born Sept. 26. 1S93, 
Jackson; son of W. T. and Adele Shelton; 
entered service Sept. 7, 1918; trained at 
Camp Greenleaf, Ga. ; mustered out Feb. 
11. 1919, Ft. Oglethorpe. 


Corporal Ordnance; born Aug: 2. 1895, Milan; 
son of William A. and Elizabeth Wilson; 
entered service June 27, 1918, Trenton; 
served Camps Gordon and Curtis Bay; 
mustered out March 1919. 


Seaman U. S. Navy Destroyer Flotilla; born 
July 17. 1898, Milan; son of Mrs. Lula Belle 
Taylor; entered service April 23. 1917, Nash- 
ville: sailed Sept. 15, 1917; mustered nut Jan. 
26. 1919. 


1st CI. Private Co. G 130 Inf., 33 Div.; son 
of F. E. and Nannie Arnold Wilson; en- 
tered service May 10, 191S; boat torpedoed; 
served 6 months, France, 6 months Luxem- 
burg; mustered out July 1, 1919. 


1st Lieutenant Q. M. C; born Aug. 7. 1886. 
Bradford; son of W. R. and Cora Hassel! 

Thetford; entered officers training camp. 
May 12, 1917; served Camps Oglethorpe. 
Jackson and Johnston; mustered out Dec. 

10 191 8 


1st CI. Private Bat. D, 114 F. A.. 30 Div ; 
born Jan. 26, 1S98, Milan; son of Joe and 
Nina McAlily Thomas; entered service June 
1917; sailed May 26, 1918; St. Mihiel, Ar- 
gonne. Woevre; mustered out Apr. 1919. 


Private Co. B Ordnance Corps; born Jan. 16, 
1S94, Huntington, Tenn.; son of Joe A. and 
Mary E. Thompson; entered service June 
27. 1918, Trenton; served Camp Gordon and 
Curtis Bay, Md.; mustered out April 5, 1919. 


2nd Lieutenant Co. E. 127 Inf.; born June 
14. 18S9. Obion Co.: son of C. E. and M. J. 
Waters; entered service Sept. 8, 1917; serv- 
ed Ca.mps Gordon. Sevier. Leon Springs, 
Stanlye, Hancock; mustered out Jan. 1. 

A. J. WADLEY— (16) 

Private 45 M. G. Co. and 45 Inf.. Co. G 9 
Div.; born Feb. 12. 1S94. Gibson Co.; son of 
Joe and Ada Wadley; entered service July 
■">. 1918; served Camps Ft. Thomas. Sheridan, 
Greenleaf; mustered out Dec. 20, 191S. 


Conk Co. H 324 Inf. 81 Div.; born Feb. in. 
1896. Trenton; son of John S. and Addie 
Neilson Washburn; served from Oct. 4. 1917. 
to May 20, 1919; sailed Aug. 5, 1918; St. Die, 



Corporal Co. A Ord. Corps and Inf.; born 
Aug. 29. 1892, Carroll Co.; son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Joe Tho-mipson; entered service June 
27. 1918; served Camp Gordon and Curtis 
Bay. Md. mustered out March 7, 1919. 


Guard 56 Pioneer Inf.. S3 Div.; born Feb. 20. 
1897. Gibson Co.; son of Pete and Mat tie 
Watson; married; entered service Sept. 5. 
1918; sailed Sept. 29, 191S; mustered out July 


Sergeant Rep. Troops to Sep. 15. 1918. then 
Inf. Central Officers School; born Nov. 13, 
1890. Carroll Co.; son of J. A. and M. E. 
Thompson; wife; entered service May 28, 
191S. Camp Pike; mustered out Dec. 7, 1918. 

TURNER— (10) 

1st Lieut. Med. Corps; born May :.. 1881, 
Ncboville; son of Dr. A. E. and Mary M. 
Turner; wife and son; entered service Oct. 
31, 1918; served Med. Officrs Tr. Camp 
Greenleaf; to reserye Corps Dec. 31, 1918. 


Sergeant Psychological Div. Med. Corps; 
born Nov. 11. 1SSS. Trenton; son of B. A. 
and Tennie Dance Williams; entered ser- 
vice Feb. 21. 1918; served Greenleaf. Han- 
cock. Walter Reed Hosp. Wash., D. C; out 
May 16. 1919. 

L. A. WOODRELL— (20) 

Private Co. C 34S Inf.; born 1SS6 Middle. 
Tenn.; son of Felix' and Mary Crossnoe 
Woodrell; entered service May 27, 1918; 
served Camps Pike and Merritt; mustered 
out Nov. 1918. 

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Gibson County Soldier Group Twenty 



Private Co. A. I. G.. Inf., 38 U, 80 Dn 
born April 8, 1891, Gibson Co.; son of J. 
T ami Agnes S. Alley; entered service 
July 6, 1918. Blytheville; served overseas; 
mustered out June 15, 1919. 


Private; born Dee. 5, 1895; Milan; son of M. 
L. Black; entered service July a, 1918, 
served Camps Gold..,, and Merritt; sailed 
Sept. 1, 1918; mustered out Sep. 16, 1919. 


Private Med. Corps; born Carroll Co., Jan. 
1 ls92 ; son of John W. Bledsoe; entered 

ser\ioe Camp Jackson; served Camps Jaclt- 

son, Greenleaf and Sevier; mustered out 
May 13, 1919. 


ii M 2nd CI I* S. Navy; born March 12, 
1896; son of William. J. and 
Matilda O'Connor Glenn; entered service 
June 1! 1917; served overseas; mustered out 
Aug". 27, 1919. 


Private Co C 315 Sig. Btn.. 90 Div.; born 
March 8, 1892, Trimble. Tenn.; son of Prints 
and Rannah Headden; entered service at 
Trenton; served overseas; mustered out 
June 24. 1919. 


Shipsmith Norfolk Navy yards; served at 
ship building from Jan. 24, 1918. to Jan. 30, 
1919; son of J. W. and Josephine- Hudson; 
leturned to home in Humboldt. 



Sergeant Co. A Radio Corps; born Dec. .. 

1S96 Milan; son of N. D. ! M.n,,,.- Bui 

ress; entered service Aug. 30. 1918; trained 
at Knoxville; mustere d Dec. 1918; mar- 
ried Louise Howse 1920. 


Corporal Co 109 Field Sig. Btn. 34 Div.; born 
Feb 13, 1896, Milan; son of i ). F. and Eliza- 
beth H Cantwell; entered service Dec. I. 
1917 Chicago; served overseas; .miustered out 
May 1919. 


Sergeant Co. 41.". Telegraph Btn.. S. I . 
bom April 15, 1884, Milan, son of Mr. and 
Mrs O F. Cantwell; entered service Dec. 
4 1917; served overseas; mustered out June 
29, 1919. 


Corneal Co I 62 Pioneer Inf.; horn Feb. -i. 
1897 Milan; son of .1 M and M.. ttie Spell- 
ings Creswell; entered service Oct. -.4 1918, 
served Camp Wudswortri; mustered out 
July 10, 1919. 

GUY R. EZELL— (8) 

Sereeant Co A. M. P.; born Trenton. Feb. 
23 1896; son of W. W. and Nettie Barrax 
Ezell; entered service April, 1918; served 
Camp Jackson; mustered out August, 1919. 


Captain Med. Corps; lorn Jan 19. 1896, Ida- 
ville Tenn.; son of Dr. J. T. and Sarah 
Everett Kyle Faueett; entered service from 
Columbia. 'Tenn.. Aug 15, 1918; wife, Elnora 
Jones Faueett; daughter Virginia Gordon 
Faueett; mustered out July 1919. 


1st Sergeant Co. L. 32* Inf., 317 F. A.; Q. 
M C field Art. 81, 31 Div.; horn June ,6, 
1SSS Newbern; son of Lafayette and same 
Flowers; entered service Oct. 3. 191,; train, d 
Gordon and Jackson; mustered out Jan. Li. 


Corporal Co. B 306 Am. train, SI 

Feb 27 1889, V.., k\ ill.-. Tenn. ; si 

i; ..,,d Jose,, ho,.- Johnson, entered service 

Nov. 16. 1917; served Argonne 

most,-, ed out Juno 12. 1919; wife. 

Div.; born 
,.f Chas. 



ii m c. 333 Supply Co.; born Aug 19, 1895, 
Yorkville; son of John I. and ETortina Log- 
an; entered service June 29. 1918; served 
Camp Joseph E. Johnston, and overseas. 
mustered out Aug. 6, 1919. 


1st CI. Private Battery C 115 F. Art. 30 Div.; 
born May 30, 1898, Springville, Ten,,.; son 
of K. P.' Nash; entered service April 23, 
1917, Served Toul, St. Mihiel, Argonne, Woe- 
vre; mustered out April 12, 1919. 


Truck driver; horn in Trenton, 1898; son of 
Mr and Mrs. Zach Talley; vol. Trenton 
summer of 1917; served in Ida . DesMoines, 
Iowa. Knoxville. Tenn.. etc.; mustered out 
I 1918. 


Private Med. Cups; entered service Caimp 
Jackson, S. C; born Adamsville, Tenn; 
son of J. M. and Sallie Thomas Stanton 
Varnell; served overseas 11 months; mus- 
tered out May 15, 1919. 


Private Med. Corps Base Hospital 69; born 
Nov. 16. 1S94. Rutherford; son of J. D. and 
lO,,,., Wvlie; entered service April 27, 191N, 
Trenton; served overseas; mustered out 
\nc 20, 1919. 


Private Co. D Inf., 60 Div.; horn Nov. 16. 
1S97. Rutherford; son of Columbus and Mol- 
lie Yates; entered service Oct. 24. 1918; serv- 
ed Camp Wadsworth, S. C; mustered out 
Dec. 18, 1918. 


Gibson County Soldier Group Twenty-one 


S.m.Miit c... II 321 Inf.. si luv.; born in 
Rutherford, Feb. 7. 1892; son of \V. It and 
Sarah Holland Canada; entered service Oct, 
3. 1!U7; served Verges Mts,, Meuse-Argonne; 
mustered out June 27. 1919. 


1st Seaman; I*. S. Navy; lorn June 12. 1S93, 
in Eilisville, Miss,; son of Gus and S. W. 
Cooley; entered service May 10, 1918, Nash- 
ville; trained Newport Rhode Island; mus- 
tered out Dec. 26. 1919. 


Private Q M. C; loin March 23, 1S92. Gib- 
son; son of James and Mattie Parker Dun- 
gan; entered service June 30, bus, served 
3 months in Knoxville, S months in France; 
mustered out May 2". 1919 


Sergeant Co, F 321 Inf., si Div.; born Nov, 
11. 1889, Beardstown. Tenn.; son of S. D. 
and Eula B. Edwards; served froTi Sept 
22 1917, to June 26, 1919; served St Die sec- 
tor, Meuse-Argonne. 


Captain Med Corps; son of Dr. T. J. and 
[rene Elder Happell; born in Trenton; en- 
tered service St. Louis Mo. 


Captain in the Artillery, commissioned 1st 
Lt. promoted to Capt.; another Gibson 
Countain yho entered service in Ft. Louis; 
horn in Trenton; son of Dr. and Mis. T. J. 


Private Co I' 329 Inf., S3 Div.; born July 
13. 1.S9S. 21st Dist ; son of Jam« T. and 
Klzie A. Hunt; entered service July Is. 1918; 
served in France; mustered "lit Feb. 13, 
1919, Jefferson Bks. 


Private 1st Co. Inf , 158 Depot Brigade; 
born in Yorkville, Aug. 12, 1S90: son of F, rt 
and Mary Eliabeth Jones; entered service 
May 6, bus; served Lexington, Ky„ Sher- 
man Camp. Ohio; mustered out Dec. 2, 191s. 


1st CI Private 316 Dental Infirmary 81 Div.; 
born Nov. 29. 1895.- in Gibson; son of Mose 
and Eula McCoikle Karnes; served in 
Camps Gordon and Jackson; mustered out 
May 10, 1919, 


Private Ordnance Corps; born Aug-. 2b 1902, 
Dixon Co.. Tenn.; son of Henrv Mitchell 
ami Kloa I.nggins; entered service June "9 
1918; served overseas; mustered out May 22 


Private Co. M, 112 Hdq., 11a Inf. 2S Div.; 

I l in Yorkville; son of Jeff Davis and 

Mary Isabelle Pack; entered service July 5 
1918; served overseas; mnstiTcd out Ma\ :!ti 


Sergeant y. M. C. Machine Shop 31S, 3 Div.. 
Maine; born Nov. 15, KS90. Yorkville; son of 
W. Iv and Georgia Pierce; sailed Mav 22, 
191S; defensive and offensives of Maine St 
Miliiel. Meuse-Argonne 


1st CI. Fireman I'. S. Navy; limn Dec 4. 
1890, Dyersburg; son of T. H. and Ada K 
Richards; entered service July 5, 1917: train- 
ed al Norfolk; mustered out Sept. 15, 1919 


Ordnance Sergeant Base Ordnance Depol 

No. 1; loin in .Milan. .Ian. 13, LS92; sun of 
James F. and Nina Hutcherson Rhodes; 
entered service May 25. 191S; served Bor- 
deaux and Mehume, France; mustered out 
June 30, 1919. 


Sergeant Co I US Inf.. 30 Div.; bom Mav 11. 
1898. Eaton; sen of J D. and Marv A. Hall 
Smith; entered service July. 1917: served 
Ypres, Belgium. Hindenburg line; mustered 
Out A] nil 7. 1919. 


Private 33 Co. 157 Depot Brigade; born Jan. 
S. 1892, Idlewild; son of Thos. W. and Mol- 
lie Jackson Waldrop; entered service July 
25. 1918; served lamps Gordon and Pike- 
mustered out Feb. 25, 1919. 


1st CI. Private Co. Li. 41! Inf.. 9 Div.; born 
Sept. 23. Isss. Gibson Co.; son of '1'. YV. and 
Fannie L Y'oung; entered service Julv 15, 
191S; served Camp Sheridan; mustered out 
March S, 1919. 


Private Motor Trans. Corps; born Jan 11. 
1897. Newbern; son of Geo. O. and Evvlin 
E. Zarecor: entered service Aug 29. 1918; 
served I', of T.; Ca-rips Meade, Johnston, 
etc.; mustered out June 17, 1919. 

GUY W. CORBIN— (19) 

Private Co. M. 120 Inf. 30th Div.; born Sept. 
26. 1890, Eaton, 'lenn.; son of J. W. and Ada 
Johnson Corbin; entered service July 25, 
1917: sailed May 16, 1918; served at Ypres 
and St. Quentin; mustered out Mav 17. 1919. 



In Flanders Fields 

By Lieut. -Co!. John McCrae. 

Of all the war poetry, the following is probably the widest known and best loved. 
Lieut .-Col. McCrae fought, died and -was buried in Flanders Fields January 28, 
igiS. (Courtesy Ladies Home Journal.) 

In Flanders Fields the poppies grow 
Between the crosses, row on row, 
That mark our place; and in the shy 
The larks, still bravely singing, fly, 
Scarce heard amid the guns below. 
We are the dead. Short days ago 
Wc lived, fell dawn, sazv sunset glow, 
Loved and were loved, and now we lie 
In Flanders Fields. 

Take up our quarrel with the foe! 
To you from failing hands zee throw 
The torch. Be yours to hold it high! 
If ye break faith with us who die 

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow 
In Flanders Fields. 


jgg^SlSglMi MlMlMl^MiMlg^^ 


"There Is Tlo Death" 

There is no death! The stars go doivn 

To rise upon some fairer shore, 
And bright in heaven's jeweled crown 

They shine for evermore. 

There is no death! The dust we tread 
Shall change beneath the summer showers 

To golden grain or mellow fruit 
Or rainbow-tinted flowers. 

The granite rocks disorganize 

To feed the hungry moss thcx bear; 
The forest leaves drink daily life 

Tram out the viewless air. 

There is no death! The leaves may fall. 

The flowers may fade and pass away — 
They only wait, through wintry hours, 

The coming of May. 

'There is no death! An angel form 
Walks o'er the earth with silent tread; 

He bears our best loved things away, 
And then we call them "dead." 

lie leaves our hearts all desolate — 

He plucks our fairest, sweetest flowers; 

Transplanted into bliss, they nozv 
Adorn immortal bowers. 

The bird-like voice, whose joyous tones Born unto that undying life. 

Made glad this scene of sin and strife. They leave us but to come again ; 
Sings now an everlasting song. With joy we welcome them — the saint 

Around the tree of life. Except in sin and pain. 

Where'er He sees a smile too bright. And ever near us. though unseen. 

Or heart too pure for taint and vice, The dear immortal spirits tread; 

He bears it to that world of light. For all the boundless Universe 

To dwell in Paradise. Is life — there arc no dead. 

(Courtesy Literary Digest.) 

-Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton (1831-1891) 



Gibson County Gold Star Group Number One 

J. B. CARNE— (1) 

Private Aviation; born May 23, 18S9, Tren- 
ton; son of John W. and Sallie Hannah 
Carne; husband of Rose McPherson Carne; 
father of John B. Jr.; entered service July 
191S; died pneumonia Oct. 9, 1918. 


Private Infantry; born March 27, 1892. 9th 
Dist. Gibson Co.. son of George and Koxie 
Ciank; entered service July 25, 1918; served 
at Camps Gordon and Merritt; died of 
pneumonia, Portsmouth. Eng., Sept. 28, 'IS. 


Private Inf.; born May 3, 1896, 9th Dist.; son 
of George and Roxie Ciank; entered ser- 
vice Julv 25. 1918; ill of pneumonia like bro- 
ther on ship; died Oct. 2, 191S, Portsmouth, 
Eng.; leaves wife. 


Private Infantry; born in Perry Co., Trail., 
Dec. 11, 1896.; son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. 
Crossnoe; entered service Sept. 3, 1918; died 
at Ellis Island. New York, Oct. 19, 1918. 


Private Co. B, 49 Inf. ; born Jan. 21. 1S96, 
Waverly, Term.; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. 1'. 
Daniels; entered service July 25, 1918; seiv- 
ed in U. S. and France; died somewhere 
in France. Oct. IS, 1918. 


Private; born May 21, 1894; son of Thomas 
J. and Mary E. Davis; just sailed overseas 
and died in Winchester, England, October 
14, 191S. 


First Gibson County Boy to give his life; 
Cook Co. D, 6 Reg.' Engineers, 3 Div. ; son 
of Asa T. and Mary Williams Foster; born 
Maury City, Tenn.. Aug. 26, 1894; entered 
service May 30, 1917; promotetd July 1, 1917 
killed at battle of Aimes, Harnel, France, 
March 28, 1918. 


Private Co. C-4 Training Regiment, Camp 
Pike, Ark.; born in Middle Tennessee, July 
28, 1889; was making home with J. W. Pope 
of Dver, when he entered service; died No- 
vember 6, 1918. 

THEO. H. GILL— (9) 

Private Co. B, 2S Inf.; born July 5. 1SS9. 
Dyer; son of J. G. and Phoebe Gill; entered 
service July 25, 1917; served at Fort Benja- 
min, 111., and France; killed at battle of 
Soissons July 21, 1918. 


Master mechanic U. S. N ; born Sept. 29, 
1884, Trenton; son of James G. and Isabelle Hays; enltereW army Sept., 191S. 
Neville Island. Pittsburg; discharged Camp 
Pike. Nov. 191S; enlisted Navy May 29, 1919, 
injured June 6. 1919, causing loss of limb 
and finally death April 2, 1920. 


Co. A. 117th Inf., 30th Div.; born July 22. 
1894. near Dyer; son of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. 
Jones; entered service Jackson, Tenn , Oct. 
1, 1917; died near Caitn'brai, France, Oct. 8, 
1918. brother of Mrs. O. T. Fletcher. 

Co. G 27 Inf.; born in Gibson county, April 
7, 1890; son of Wilse and Delia Keenan; en- 
tered service July 16, 1913; served in Philip- 
pine Islands and Siberia; died April 12, 1919, 
in Siberia. 


Sergeant Co. K, 9th Inf, 2nd Div.; born 
McNairy Co . Tenn., Aug. 2, 1896; son of 
Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Kinington; entered 
service Jan. 7. 1917; served in France; 
wounded Oct. 3. 1918, battle Rheims, died 
Oct. 6, 1918. 


Co. K, 120 Inf., 30 Div.; born in Dyer coun- 
ty, May 5. 1898; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. 
Knolton; entered service Julv 25. 1917; served 
in France; killed in action Sept. 29. 191S. 


Private 17 Inf , S. A. R. D.; born near Pine- 
vine, N. C, Nov. 13, 1S94; son of Mr. and 
Mis. J. M. Mcllwain; entered service Julv 
25, 1918; from Rutherford, Tenn.; died in 
Winchester, England, Odt. 4. 191S. 

Private 20th Co., Sept. Replacement Reg; 
born Humboldt, Dec. S, 1895; son of Robert 
and Sarah Nelson; entered service Julv 25. 
1918; died in England. Oct. 4. 191S; leaves 
wife, Irene Ezell Nelson and baby. 


Born in Gibson county, Jan. 13, 1896; son of 
Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Oliver; entered serviie 
July 5, 191S; served at Camp Sheridan. Ala., 
died at Sheridan, Nov. 4, 1918; parents live 
in Dyer. 


Private Co. K. 26 Inf.; born in Allentown. 
Ky.. in 1898; son of George and Nannie 
Shumate; killed in action near Paris-Sois- 
sons road, Ju!y 20, 191S. 


Corporal 18 Inf.. 1st Div.; brother of Dr. L. 
J. Hargett; born May 4. 1S93; entered ser- 
vice March 1917; served Jefferson Bks., 
Mexican border and France; killed July 21, 
1918, at the battle of Soissons. 


Private Co. 17; born in Conroe. Texas, 
March 14. 1S94; son of W. E. and Addie 
Vikrey; entered service July 25, 1918; serv- 
ed at Camp Gordon; died of pneumonia, 
Sept. 23, 1918. Camp Merritt. N. J. 




Gibson County Gold Star Group Number Two 


Private Co. 20 S. A. R. D. ; born Nov. 16. 
1S9H; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Allison; 
entered service Julv 25. 1918, Trenton; land- 
ed in England. Sept. 1918, died of flu and 
pneumonia. Oct. 12, 191S; reinterred May 8. 
1920. Yorkville. 


Private Marine Corps vol. 3 times; born 
Aug 3, 1898, Brownsville; son of Rev. Chas. 
L and Minnie Hurt Anderson; entered ser- 
vice Julv 1918: sailed Aug.; in trenches Nov. 
1 to 11; marched into Germany; died Feb. 
16, 1919, Brest, France. 


Private Co C 57 Pioneer Inf.; born Aug. 6. 
1S9K Cherokee. Ala.; son of T. G. and Wil- 
lie Blankinship Barrett; entered service 
Sept 6 1918; served Camp Wadsworth; 
died of pneumonia Oct. 12, 191S, Brest, 


Private Co. H, 6 Reg. Inf.; born Oct 5, 1892, 
Gibson Co.; son of Henry Green and Mary 
Ada Canada; entered service Sept. 1917, 
Louisville; arrived in Europe April 1918; 
killed in action battle St. Mihiel. Sept. 12, 


1st C Private. 117 Inf., 30 Div.; born Apr. 
IS. 1890. Humboldt; son of W. J. and Fannie 
Daretv entered service Oct. 3. 1917; served 
Ipres-Lys, Soaime. 191.8 offensive; killed at 
battle of Estress-Premont, Oct. 7, 1918. 


Hq 321 Inf. Co.; born Sept. 6, 18S9; son of 
\V T. and Mallie Sanders Dement; wife was 
lola Tilghman; baby boy. Willie George; 
entered service Oct. 4, 1917; served Camp 
Jackson, S. C; died there Dec. 10, 1917. 


Private Co. C 57 Pioneer Inf.; born Dec. 22. 
1896, Gibson Co.; son of Luther Edgar and 
Minnie Williams Fly; entered service Sept. 
5, 1918; served Camp Wadsworth and 
France; died Chaumont. France, Oct. 20. 


1st C Private Co. I) 117 Inf.. 30 Div.; born 
Nov. 19. 1S92. I'nion City; son of G. N. and 
Amanda Sampson Garrett; mortally wound- 
ed Sept. 29. 1918, at breaking of Hindenburg 
line; died in British hospital, Oct. 1, 1918. 


Private 45 In.; born Oct. 29, 18S7; son of 
Mark D. and Susan Weeks Goza; entered 
service Aug. 6. 1918; served Camp Shelby; 
died Sept 15. 1918, at Camp Shelby. Hatties- 
burg, Miss. 


Private Sep. Automatic Replacement Co. 
17; horn Nov. 24, 1895, Trenton; son of J. H. 
and Ella K. Hudson; entered service July 
25, 1918; landed Winchester, England, Sept. 
22- died of pneumonia Oct. 5, 191S; buried 
Morn Hill; bodv returned to IT. S. and bur- 
ied at Arlington, June 10, 1920. 


Private Co. C, 57 Pioneer Inf.; born Feb. 
27. 1897, Trenton; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. 
Hudson; entered service Sept. 5. 1918; land- 
ed Brest, France. Oct. 9. 1918; died shortly 
afterward in hospital in France. 


Private limited service; born Sept. 3, 1S92, 
i ii,i, mi Co.; son of Frank Allen and Bettie 
E. Jones; entered service Sept. 4, 191S; serv- 
ed Camp Wheeler; died Oct. 30, 191S, Camp 
Wheeler, Macon, Ga. 


Private Co. 18; volunteered at Trenton, July 
1917; born April 10, 1898, liibson. Co.; son of 
James and Nannie Kilzer; sailed for France 
Nov. 1917; wounded going over top Hinden- 
burg line; died of wounds at Oglethorpe. 
Ga.. Aug. 6, 1919. 


Vol Co. I. 2nd Tenn. Ret;., transferred to 
Co. M 118 Inf.; bom Nov. 27. 1896; son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Ben McKnight; entered ser- 
vice July 1917; arrived in France, May 191S; 
wounded by shell; died in Birmingham, 
Eng.. Oct. IS, 191S. 


Private 105 Engineers; born Feb. 22, 1SSS; 
son of J. W. T. and Willie Land Neely; 
entered service Oct. 4, 1917; served Camps 
Gordon and Sevier; pneumonia coming home 
on furlough; died Feb. 21, 1918, Gibson, 


Private Co. A 117 Inf.; born Mav 14, 1S93. 
5 Disl. Gibson Co.; son of George and Mattie 
Peay; entered service Sept. 27, 1917; served 
in U. S.; died at Camp Sevier, S. C, Nov. 
11. 1917. 

ROSS B. PERRY— (17) 

Private Co. D 117 Inf., 30 Div.; horn Jan. 
2. 1895; son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther R. Per- 
ly; entered service Sept. 22. 1917; served 
overseas; killed in action Oct. S, 191S. 


Corporal Bakery Co.; born in Medina Gib- 
son Co., Tenn.; son of David B. and Emma 
Rowlett; entered service Aug. 1917; served 
in France; died in France. Oct. 29, 191S. 


Private Hq. Co. 120 Inf., 30 Div.; born in 
Tenn. Nov. 15, 1892- son of Frank and Mary 
Lovin Sparks; entered service Julv 25, 1917; 
served in France; killed at battle of Hin- 
denburg line Oct. IS, 1918. 


Private 156 Depot Brigade; born Jan. 18. 
1900. in Pontatuck Co.; Miss.; son of Joe 
and Fannie Smith; entered service Mav 
1917; served U. S. A.; died Dec. IS, 1917. at 
Columbia, S. C.J buried in Gibson Co., 


Ip sEjyjEsa^ga&sisgsBs^isigsMi^^ 


Gibson County Gold Star Group Number Three 


Private 20 Co. 3 A Rifle (3 S. a. R. D.) 
born May 20, 1895, Gibson Co.; son of W. 
M. and Helen Banister; entered service 
Julv 27, 1918; sailed Sep. 14, 1918; died Amer- 
ican Hospital 3r>, Oct. 2. 1918. 


Private Co. 2 Reg- 23 Q. M. C. ; born Oct. 
10, 1896. Milan; son of James J. and Effie 
Cunningham; Baptist; entered service Jan. 
2, 1917; served Jefferson Bks. ; died Feb. 3. 
1918, Camp Custer, Michigan. 


Frivate; born Dec. 9. 1895, Lewis Co., Tenn. ; 
son of David C and Leora Grimes; entered 
service July 25, 191S; died near London, 
England, of pneumonia October 2, 1918. 


Private Co. 20 Infantry September Replace- 
ment; born Aug. 27. 1892, Trenton; son of 
John McLemore and. Elizabeth Canon Han- 
nah; entered service July 25, 191S; died Sept. 
2S, 191S, of pneumonia. Portsmouth, fine. 


Private Co. B 52 Inf.. 30 Div.; born July 17. 
18S8, Lexington, Tenn.; son of Lafayette and 
Rose Martin Robinson; entered service May 
13, 1918; sailed July 1. 1918; died Oct. 3. 1918, 
of influenza at Base Hospital 20, Deronne, 



Q olden Star Honor Roll 



Jesse Allison Mr. and Mrs. J. \V. Allison Yorkville 

Charles I.orimer Anderson Mrs. M. Hurt _ __ Milan 

Thomas W. Armes Humboldt 

August R. Banister James L. Banister .Dver 

Claud Bairett Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Barrett Medina 

Smith Faiton Elbert Barton Rutherford 

Wallace F. Bolton William Bolton Cades 

Thomas Ray Canada H. G. Canada Newbbrn 

J. B. Came Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Catne Trenton 

Olhe Charles John Charles Kenton 

Guilford L. Crank Mrs. Guilford L. Crank Dver 

Waldow I. dank Mr. and Mrs. George Crank _ Dver 

Robert E. Crossnoe Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Crossnoe Eaton 

I lave Cunningham George Cunningham Milan 

William Elgin Daniels Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Daniels Humboldt 

John H. Darety Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Darety Humboldt 

Jacob c. Davis ...Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Davis Trenton 

Cly W. Dement ..Mrs. Cly W. Dement Kenton 

Tobe Dozier Rutherford 

Ernest Fly Mr. and Mrs. Cage Fly Humboldt 

I'r. litis N. Fly Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Fly Gibson 

Robert Coie poster Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Foster Eaton 

Walter Ralph Frazier J w. Pope Dyer 

George Wallace Garrett.. Mrs J. H. Estes and Mrs. C. R. Lansdell Humboldt 

Theo H. Gill Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Gill _ Dyer 

Talrr.adge Goza... Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Goza .Rutherford 

Ernest Griggs Humboldt 

Omer Grimes Mr. and Mrs. David C. Grimes Eaton 

Sam Goodwin.. Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Goodwin Humboldt 

Alexander Bland Hannah Misses Mattie and Una M. Hannah Trenton 

Henry Hardin Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hardin Humboldt 

James B. Hargett Dr. L. J. Hargett... Trenton 

James B. Hetiey Mrs. Ed Nelson .Humboldt 

Hal L. Hudson Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hudson Trenton 

Willi.- Clarke Hudson Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hudson Trenton 

Wiley I'. Junes Mr .and Mrs. Frank A. Jones ..Dver 

Benjamin L. Jones Mrs. O. T. Fletcher Dyer 

Homer Keenan Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Keenan'ldt 

Lloyd Kinington Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Kinington Trenton 

Grover C. Kilzer... Mr. and Mrs. Jas. W. Kilzer... Humboldt 

Walter H. Knolton Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Knolton. Humboldt 

Oren C. Kolwyck Mr. and Mrs. Willi Kolwyck Humboldt 

c 'oy l.annom Mrs. Coy Lannom Idlewild 

John l.indsey ....Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lindsev Trenton 

Dr. Morgan McFarland Mrs. B. F. McFarland Humboldt 

Robert A. Mcllwain Mr. and Mrs. J. D Mcllwain Rutherford 

Ernest D. McKnight Mrs. Ben McKnight Humboldt 

hliv Moore Mr. and Mrs. Will Moore Humboldt 

Ira Morgan Lon Morgan ...Trenton 

J. K. Neely Mr. and Mrs. J. W. T. Neely Gibson 

James Mack Nelson Mrs. J. M. Nelson Trenton 

Frank Nesbit -..Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Farmer.. Trenton 

Relmer Oliver Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Oliver... Dver 

Herman Pea.y Mr. and Mrs. George Peav Humboldt 

William T. Phillips M. L. Phillips Trenton 

Ross Perry Mr. and Mrs. Luther Perry. Bradford 

George Brooks Rowlett Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Rowlett ...Medina 

Thomas E. Ricketts _ Trenton 

John Henry Robinson Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Robinson Humboldt 

William David Shumate Mrs. Nannie Shumate .Trenton 

Thomas J. Srrith Mrs. Fannie C. Duncan _ Trenton 

Verdie B. Sparks ..Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sparks Rutherford 

Milton Stevens Mrs. Rachel Stevens Bradford 

Joseph Clarence Vickrey ...Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Vickrev Yorkville 

Luther S. Williams.- Mr. and Mrs. Thos. L. Williams ...Yorkville 

i His Wiley J. R. Wiley _ _ Kenton 



Gjibson County ITlen VJho Entered Seruice 

Arnold Lester 
Atchison C. A. 
Allen J. W. 
Adkinson J. C. 
Adams J. K. 
Adkinson Ralph 
Aeree J. A. 
Anderson J. C. 
Aikin C. L. 
Aikin J. V. 
Allen E. B. 
Appleton J. R. 
Arnold Bryan 
Allen A. F. 
Alford Toy 
Allen Lonnie 
Allen Andrew 
Atkinson L. L. 
Arnold John 
Alexander R. H. 
Arnold H. W. 
Alexander Joe 
Adams L. S. 
Ashley C. C. 
Allen G. S. B. 
Allison Jesse 
Arnold Jesse 
Allen O. F. 
Alford R. G. 
Alford Marvin 
Algee W. M. 
Ashlin R. B. 
Allen R. J. 
Anderson C. L. 
Adams Claude 
Anderson Chas. 
Barrett C. A. 
Bobbitt O. H. 
Boswell R. C. 
Bolton P. E. 
Barksdale Robert 
Ban- T. R. 
Bass Athur 
Bass Norton 
Bass W. A. 
Bigham S. F. 
Ballentine E. H. 
Burns A. A. 
Barron Tollie 
Baird W. E. 
Ballentine A. H. 
Brown C. H. 
Barr J. B. 
Banister A. R. 
Barr V. L. 
Becton V. K. 
Brown E. F. 
Becton Clarence 
Baird J. A. 
Ball E. C. 
Bone H. Y. 
Bone T. B. 
Barton E. G. 
Barton G. S. 
Bradberry C. P. 
Brown M. R. 
Brown J. L. 
Bryant H. M. 
Bodkins TV. L. 
Bryant R. L. 
Black R. L. 
Bauer Lewis 
Bogle J. H. 
Burns J. S. 
Browning J. F. 
Bobitt H. N. 
Brodigan Hessie 
Barnaul' TV. C. 
Bratcher G. C. 
Blair W. H. 
Blankenship Orin 

Blancett P. T. 
Bryant Fred 
Barker M. S. 
Bolton W. F. 
Belew Fid 
Belew P. W. 
Baird K. F. 
Bennett Hays 
Boone Atkins 
Bell Louie 
Brown Elmer 
Bledsoe Jesse 
Bailey G. 
Banks Shirley 
Birmingham TV. E. 
Biadshaw E. R. 
Brownlee R. N. 
Burress V. A. 
Bradshaw W. G. 
Burns C. E. 
Buchanan W. C. 
Boone Elmer 
Babb L. 

Barner Theodore 
Bell C. M. 
Burkett Amber 
Burress O. H. 
Bell L. L. 
Bell D. 

Barksdale J. YV. 
Burkett Walter 
Branson Lacy 
Bass Hern 
Battle E. V. 
Blakemore J. F. 
Brison Sydney 
Blackburn Francis 
Burnett V. M. 
Burns C. E. 
Buchanan W. C. 
Bodkin H. E. 
Barber Dan 
Bryant K. A. 
Bandy J. R. 
Has-; \V. T. 
Bodkin J. N. 
Baker -Austin 
Burnett J. W. 
Baugus J. B. 
Baugus T. A. 
Bratcher J. W. 
Baker Bryan 
I :i n.lf .1 . 1 .1 l; 
Bradford Shelton 
Blakely J. L. 
Bodkin Ira 
Bennett Wiley 
Butler A. D . 
Bledsoe Chas. 
Bond T. O. 
Bodkin B. O. 
Browning S. C. 
Bodkin L. H. 
Blankenship J. L. 
Boone Clyde 
Brooks J. M. 
Brooks J. H. 
Bass R. N. 
Bethshares T. P. 
Bailey R. C. 
Beckett M. B. 
Brodken Elbert 
Browning L. E. 
Barron J. 
Bodkin Ira 
Bass S. R. 
Baum S. L. 
Brassard Elmer 
Bovkin Henry 
l:. in- J. P. 
Bell R. D. 

Barrett W. B. 
Baldwin R. C. 
Bovkin T. I. 
Belew W. P. 
Barnes S. J. 
Bailey W. F. 
Brawn E. F. 
Barr T. R. 
Barber C. E. 
Beard R. D, 
Bogle T. M. 
Brasher W. B. 
Bixler W. E. 
Baird J. A. 
Barron C. C. 
Barrett C. K. 
Barger J. P. 
Barron Robert 
Blankenship T. E. 
Burress R. R. 
Bond Sam 
Bryant Fred 
Cunningham C. F. 
Canada G. R. 
Connell R. H. 
Crenshaw R. W. 
Crawford Jimmie 
Crause J. R. 
Cooper Theo 
Cunningham Winford 
Cravette C. J. 
Creasey F. C. 
Cherry A. J. 
Couch TV. A. 
Caton R. C. 
Charles Alvie 
Cowsart H. H. 
Cristenberry J. N. 
Casy J. A. 
Caviness Charlie 
Chapman P. D. 
(.'artor Frank 
Cannon G. M. 
Childress Horace 
Creswell H. C. 
Cristenberry Keaton 
Callis B. C. 
Cooper R. B. 
Cash OUie 
Cantwell J. W. 
Carr J. W. 
Chillicut O. E. 
Clinker Barney 
Campbell Edgar 
Cooper A. A. 
Carter Baden 
Collins Cooper 
Cole Cecil 
Countiss Will 
Cooper L. B. 
Caviness L. J. 
Cail J. C. 
Clifton C. G. 
Carter Frank 
Carr G. D. 
Claybrooks P. M. 
Connell J. C. 
Crocker Clifford 
Cook R. L. 
t '.ii tcr Robert 
Casey Sam 
Casey E. R. 
Cole F. H 
Clinch W. 
Collins W. L. 
Crenshaw Sam) 
Crenshaw Morris 
Cathey Andrew 
Claybrooks Guy 
Callis V. B. 
Campbell C. H. 

Coleman J. L. 
Coleman G. J. 
Crenshaw J. B. 
Clifton Maalon 
Clifton Jim M. 
Cummins H. B. 
Clement J. W. 
Coleman G. K. 
Claybrooks H. P. 
Crossnoe Robert 
Connell R. P. 
Childress A. B. 
Oorbin Guy 
Cooper J. S. 
Coleman J. L. 
Clarke Orian 
Claunch S. J. 
Cantwell D. C. 
Coleman Prentice 
Coleman B. 
Cullen J. B. 
Carroll S. B. 
Caviness Chas 
Craig W. M. 
Craddock G. W. 
Clifton C. C. 
Craig J. W". 
Cooper O. W. 
Crank G. L. 
Crank W. I. 
Chambers C. W. 
Crenshaw W. L. 
Cooper W. B. 
Couch H. T. 
Canada J. T. 
Cooper Casey 
Coker T. J. 
Craig R. T. 
Cawthorn R. E. 
Cole Bob 
Cole E. B. 
Cantwell J. S. 
Crabtree Leonard 
Campbell R. F. 
Cantrell H. D. 
Carmon W. C. 
Cantrell J. W. 
Cummins J. B. 
Craig Bob 
Cathey Joe 
Clay J. B. 
Chapman P. D. 
( 'i iswell Fred 
Carlton G. B. 
Davidson A. B. C. 
praper V. T. 
Dement H. L. 
Davis Thomas 
Davidson O. N. 
Davidson B. M. 
Donatio R. J. 
Deatheridge H. C. 
Davis Charlie 
Davis T. G. 
Dodson J. T. 
Duncan G. TV. 
Dodson C. B. 
Duncan R. L. 
Dodson Harry 
Dowlin R. B. 
Denney B. G. 
1 lunavan W. A. 
Dees E. T. 
Dungan J. C. 
Dolan C. R. 
Davenport Aaron 
Davis B. E. 
Dodd Rev. M. E. 
Dickson Ira. 
Davidson Charlie 
Davidson Guy 



aMiiyj:^:ty i.;jyi:ia?igai M^ai^ i! 

Deadman E. M. 

Dickey H. M. 

Davis W. R. 

Davis J. C. 

Drinkhard H. L. 

Dycus J. W. 

Dickson C. H. 

Dollar Enice 

Dixon Clarence 

Davis W. B. 

Dungan T. C 

Dunagan Conyer 

Dycus J. W. 

Dozier Carmon 

Doriety J. H. 

Daniels Taylor 

Darriety E. F. 

Depriest J. M. 

naniels Bill 

Darety Richard 

Davis G. H. 

Dawson R. T. 

Dungan B. E. 

Dungan E. A. 

Daniel H. H. 

Dowland R. W. 

Davis R. E. 

Donahoo J. L. 

Davis T. B. 

Donaboo R. J. 
Dement C. "W. 

Dodson E. B. 
Ditmore W. S. 

Davidson J. E. 
Dodson C. T. 
Dickey F. J. 
Decell R. T. 
Dickey G. H. 
Davis C. H. 
Desmond J. T. 
Dees N. A. 
Diffee W. D. 
Draper S. L. 
Davis Gregory 
Denney B. G. 
Dennev S. R. 
Edwards W. O. 
Ewell C. H. 
Edmondson N. L. 
Eddleman H. E. 
Edmondson L. B. 
Eddings B. T. 
Evans J. L. 
Edwards J. C. 
Estes Webster 
Eckstein U. V. 
Ezell Guy 
Eldridge Leonard 
Edmondson W. F 
Elliott R. H. 
Edwards W. T. 
Edwards J. O. 
Elder Farris 
Evans B. 
Ernest J. L. 
Ernest Herbert 
Ernest Clint 
Estes Fred 
Eskew E. E. 
Essery B. 
Eddiger B. T. 
Edmondson J. W. 
Ezell Willie 
Estes W. B. 
Ewell Robert 
Eddleman E. N 
Elam B. M. 
Fonville E. C. 
Fletcher J. E. 
Flowers W. H. 
Farrow D. G. 
Flowers Jodie 
Flowers E. R., Jr 
Flowers Claude 
Floyd J. L. 
Floyd J. M. 
Freeman W. F. 

Fuch Adolph 
Fly A. E. 
Fuch H W. 
Fuqua J. B. 
Fields Earl 
Floyd J. H. 
Ford Olney 
Ford E. C. 
Fuch G. 
Ford R. D. 
Flowers G. D. 
h 7-h" ^n ' h "' nas 
Fishman Phillip 
iutzgerala w nue 
Flowers Carthel 
Fitzgerald N. A. 
Foren Lacy 
Fairless L. G. 
Foster F. T. 
Foster Coy 
Paueett Everett 
Flowers Oscar 
Fitzgerald W. L. 
Fitzgerald R. B. 
Freed Edgar 
Freed Fred (M. D.) 
Frazier Walter 
F;iust F. H. 
Fitzgerald J. L. 
Fly W. E. 
Fly O. K. 
Ferrill T. C. 
Fiitzgerald T. I. 
Fly Prentice 
Freeman J. H. 
Flowers L. E. 
Fennel D. G. 
Flowers A. H. 
Frost A. B. (M. D.) 
Fletcher Leonard 
Flowers C. P. 
Fields V. M. 
Fuch J. 

Faucett Paul (M. D.) 
Gillmore Tolley 
Gordon H. A. 
Gordon Henry 
Garner J. T. 
Greene Coy 
Gladhill G. W. 
Glisson V. N. 
Givens J. W. 
Griffin Tommie 
Glover A. N. 
Gately J. H. 
Gardner Bud 
Gray Charlie 
Griggs R. D. 
Gardner J. E. 
Griffin V. L. 
Griffin E. C. 
Griffin J. T. 
Gibson Luther 
Gill C. G. 
Griffin Ernest 
Gaines Willie 
Glass Charlie 
Grady I. W. 
Grimes Henry 
Goad L. J. 
George Jim 
Grady H. W. 
Gradv M. C. 
Gibson O. C. 
Gordon Joseph 
Glisson D. A. 
Gartman Frank 
Glover A. 
Gattis C. 
Grimes J. C. 
Glidewell J. M. 
Griffin T. 
Glenn E. J. 
Glenn R. J. 
Gordon G. M. 
Gardner Fred 
Garrett G. W. 

Gill H. A. 

Graham Elmer 

Glenn W. J. 

Goodwin S. V 

Gill T. H. 

Guy J. C. 

Gibbons Smith 

Goza M. T. 

Glidewell Leroy 

Greening A. H. 

Gravette C. J. 

Guy N. D. 

Gordon Watt 

Glisson Foster 

Grimes Omer 

Hall J. C. 

Howard R. W. 

Halford W. V. 

Harrington George 

Haliburton H. J. 

Haskin Joe 

Hurt E. D. 

Hollis J. V. 

Howard A. G. 

Hurt W. A. 

Hays G. C. 

Haynes A. B. 

Hawks C. A. 

Hamm W. C. 

Hammond Cecil 

Hemphill Z. A. 

Hunt J. C. 

Harris I. D. 

Hawks Ravburn 

Howell G. W. 

Holmes W. T. 

Hammonds A. B. 

Hampton Walter 
Hearndon Venzeal 

Holmes Maj. V. H. 

Happel A. E. 

Happel Horace (M. 

Hodgson Hal 
Howse John 
Harrison Marion 
Herron Ed 
Hassell Bluford 
Hays Buster 
Hays J. H. 
Henning W. L. 
Hard a way W. P. 
Howse R. G. 
Hardawav Harry 
Hays F. I. 
Hardaway B. H. 
Hannah A. B. 
Harper Alvin 
Hudson H. L. 
Hockadav J. E. 
Hunt J. A. 
Huff Jno. 
Hardawav Noody 
Hunt L. M. 
Hicks W. C. 
Hunt Arthur 
Harwood R. H. 
Harwood Tom (M. D. 
Halbrook E. Y. 
Hont Orian 
Hamm L. O. 
Hicks C. V. 
Hunt J. K. 
Hughes Wylie 
Hudson W. C. 
Harrison J. L. 
Holland Leroy 
Hedden K. B. 
Hamilton J. W. 
Haraldson G. D. 
Harris Howard 
Harris Will 
Hamilton H. H. 
Huggins J. W. 
Hawks Ed 
Hamilton H. G. 
Harris Thomas 
Hayes J, B. 

Herndon S. 

Herndon M. E. 

Harris J. E. 

Humphrey G. D. 

Hess J. P. 

Holloman M. L. 

Hendrix David 

Hefley J. B. 

Hunt R. 

Harvey W. B. 

Hammonds J. P. 

Haws W. C. 

Hamilton Oscar 

Hollis Vern 

Holmes W. T. 

Hardin J. H. 

Hopper T. N. 

Henderson J. M. 

Hall Wm. C. 

Hays Henry 

Hays H. B. 

Howse W. H. 

Harrington George 

Hopkins D. W. 

Herron J. J. 

Hamm J. J. 

Hamm Charley 

Hunt A. D. 

Hamilton E. S. 

Harrison J. C. 

Harris T. 

Hamm H. 

Holt L. D. 

Hargett A. L. 

Hargett J. G. 

Holoman C. M. 

Holder I. L. 

Hemphill C. R. 

Hazelwood Robert 

Holloman A. H. 

Hamrick Wm. 
D.)Hamilton Vandon 

Hale Tom 

Holloway Kern 

Howard M. S. 

Hays Walter 
Ingram C. J. 

Ingram F. T. 
Ingram H. W. 
Ingram J. T. 
Ingram K. A. 
Johnson W. A. 
James B. T. 
Jones S. E. 
Jones E. D. 
Jones E. N. 
Jackson Fuller 
Johnson A. C. 
Johnson J. W. 
Jenkins O. J. 
Jones Claude 
Jordan W. B. 
Johnson M. S. 
Jackson R. B. 
Jordan Ben 
Johns I. T. 
) Jones Urban 
Jones Knox 
Johnson Jap 
Jones A. P. 
Jones R. H. 
Jones H. L. 
James C. 
Jones M. E. 
January R. M. 
Jones R. J. 
Jordan B. W. 
Jones R. M. 
Jackson R. R. 
Jackson J. M. 
Jackson Robert 
James E. D. 
Jones D. L. 
James F. H. 
James Travis 
James R. T. 
Jarrell J. R. 

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Jones G. L. 
Jackson J. H. 
Jetton E. B. 
Johnson Edgar 
Jones Clem 
Jackson John (M. D.) 
Jenkins G. V. 
Jacobs H. A. 
Keaton J. S. 
Knox J. W. 
King J. C. 
Kem<p Roscoe 
Kemp E. D. 
Klutts A. A. 
King G. C. 
King Carlos 
Kennedy John 
Kirk Boh 
Keileber Ernest 
King Buck 
Knox Frank 
Knox J. C. 
Knox Jno. R. 
Knox R. E. L. 
King J. G. 
Knox J. P. 
Kernodle Ernest 
Kernodle Eldon 
Keenan O. F. 
Koffman C. K. 
Keenan H. A. 
"Kilzer J. W. 
Koffman G. 
Kennedy John 
King W. P. 
Kerr F. L. 
Keaton T. H. 
Koeltz P. G. 

Knott W. R. 

Kilzer Carthel 

Kennedy C. A. 

King J. B. 

Keaton Mack 

Logan T. H. 

Lane Charlie 

Lane M. L. 

Lane Alva 

Lane H. D. 

Lessenberry S. B. 

Lovelace F. J. 

l.nnnon Coiy 

Little Mercer 

Le ml Homer 

Lane E. C. 

Lewis John 

Little J. M. 

Lawrence W. D. 

Einsley J. W. 

Little Francis 

Lee Hugh 

Lawler R. A. 

Lane John H. 

Lane H. M. 

Litton P. 

Love S. A. 

Lee Dan 

Lineberry C. E. 

Landis B. S. 

Lane Willie 

Lowery G. 

Loggins R. W. 

Love Barney 

Love F. M. 

Lassiter E. F. 

Luckv S. P. 

Lovell E. B. 

Laws L. B. 

Lewis H. R. 

Lane R. L. 

Lassiter T. F. 

Lassiter E. P. 

l.asater Frank 

McAlister A. W. 

Mills T. H. 

McLemore Cecil 

McDonald Lim 

Mount W. S. 

Moore A. B. 

Mum', Naiimmil 
Mills H. G. 
McHugh C. C. 
Moselev Homer 
McDaniel C. W. 
McHugh E. W. 
McKenzie L. D. 
McCaslin Bernice 
Moseley J. B. 
McCallum T. H. 
McFarland R. J. 
Medlin W. L. (M. D.) 
Mitchell ( iuervis 
Mitchell T. A. 
Montgomery vV, E. 
Meadows J. B. W. 
Meadows D. E. 
Morris Earl 
Maronev A. S. 
McDuffj C. W. 
McCaleb A. B. 
Mayo D. J. 
Morris W. II. 
McRee V. A. 
Middlecoff A. D. Jr. 
Manner C. E. 
Martin Clarence 
Mills B. D. 
Middlecoff E. L. 
Moody J. M. 
Manner H. P. 

McGill R. D. 

Manner W. H. 

McNeilev J. R. 

Miller G. L. H. 

Mel ,1'moiv J. T. 

Mathews Oscar 

McNeil J. L. 

Mount T. I. 

McFadden J. C. 

McKenzie A. E. 

Mayo O. L. 

McCartney T. H. 

Martin P. P. 

McRee W. C. (M D.) 

Matthews E C. (M. D. 

Morrison J. A. 

Milam Monroe 

Mami.-I Cyrus 

Meek C. G. 

Mitchell George 

McCaslin R. P. 

Mcllwain W. L. 

McCullough Turner 

Morgan ( ;. A. 

McCaslin H. E. 

Malugen O. M. 

McCann J. L. 

McKnight J. D. 

Meadows R. R. 

Morgan W. J. 

McGee E. M. 

Meriwether A. E. 

Massengill Clyde 

Massengill Stephen 

Moore R. A. 

McClaren J. P. 

McCall J. R. 

Mitchell Yandell 

Ma\ bona Sum 

McEwell B. M. 

Minton R. W. 

Mullins L. 

McFarland Albert 

Moore W. H. 

Moore A. B. 

McLeod Enloe 

Monis F. H. 

Mel lee C. L 

McGill Clayton 
Murray J. L. 
Meals J. H. 
Mason Jack 
Moore N. E. 
Maddox H. V. 
Maddox W. G. 
Mcllwain J. P. 
McFarland F. 

McFarland Russell 
Matthews W. E. 
Matthews R. R. 
McKnight Clint 
McConnel O. C. 
Morgan J. W. 
McKnight M. S. 
Morgan J. M. 
Mitchell J. J. 
McCutchen L. 
Morgan U. D. 
Mathis R. D. 

M ■<■ W. H. 

McKnight E. B. 
McCaslin R. A. 
McKinley Wm. 
McFarland 1 >a , id 
McDonald Eric 
Maris G. W. 
Me Knight B. D. 
McCartnev T. H. 
Middlecoff A. F. 
Mount I. E. 
Mathis A. M. 
Martin C. W. 
McAlilev E. C. 
McCartney Y. V. 
Needham A. R. 
Newell A. D. 
Norton Fred 
Noi thcutt .1 A 
Noil heat I li, C. 
Neil H. L. 
Nail Elihu 
Nesbitt W. F. 
Noi \ I'll Spencer 
Norvell Vaughn 
Needhami Houston 
Newhouse W. F. 
Nowell L. D. 
Northcross C. A. 
Nelson J. M. 
Norman Wright 
Norman A. N. 
Nee S. E. 
iNevil F. H. 
Northern G. 
Norton Paris 
Norton Elbert 
Nevil C. P. 
Oliver R. V. 
Orr Onnie 
Owens \Y. J. 
Oliver 'Pass 
Oliver O. O. 
Ottinger E. S. 
Olive S. A. 
Owens J P. 
I lursler J W. (M. D.) 
Owen Claggett 
i Hue,' H. B. 
Oliver B. D. 
Owens E. K. 
Orr Blannie 
Oliver B. C. 
Oliver L. R. 
Prosier \V. E. 
Prichard J. A. 
Patton Curry 
Poyner W. M. 
Priest i '. F. 
Patrick A. C. 
Patterson C. II. 
Peele L. S. 
I'ee\\ house A. H. 

I'Ullell J. L. 

Phelps L. L. 
Pope J. G. 
Phelps R. R. 
Price W. O. 
Parish J. O. 
Parr D. B. 
Peterson Irving 

I ' e n, RoV 

Parish D. W. 
Pounds I-:. S. 
Piercv P. P. 
Puckett O. D. 

Parker Pankie 
Parket M. J. 
Pounds W. J. 
Perry R. B. 
Pope J. W. 
Phelan H. C. 
Parr Oscar 
Penn H. J 
Phelan W. O. 
Pearce O. B. 
Pvbass J. M. 
Pj bass H. G. 
Phelan D. H. 
Pair J. O. 

Piel-Ce P. II- 

Parr Bromer 
Peay H. G. 
Phelan L. II 
Poston W. L. 
Pierce Henry 
Pence Frank 
Price s. L. 
Pearce Floyd 
Pearce B. K. 
Phillips J. M. 
Pack S. P. 
Pipkin II. W. 
Pipkin L. S. 
Pound A. O. 
Parker J. P. 
I 'a liner E. 
Povner W. M. 
Patrick C. D. 
I in ick D. B. 
Pierce R. A. 
Pierce R. H. 
Patton Curry 
Parker F. A . 
Poindexter .1 P. 
Plumer H. P. 
Phillips W". X. 
Paris R. E. 
Pavne C. 1 1 
Pounds T. L. 
Peel P. L. 
Patrick R. H. 
Pope D. O. 
Paschal T. D. 
Porter Gideon 
Priest Lovell 

Peel Willie 

Kb, -lies |; n 
Rust B. T. 
Raucle II 
Rhodes J. P. Jr. 
Ragsdale i '. J. 
Reynolds Thomas 
Ross U. L. 
Robinson J. F. 
Runions E. S. 
Rutledge W. P. 
Reagor B. < ' 
Rochelle A. G. 
Rowlett H. J. 
Replogle H. H. 
Rowlett M. W. 
Reed R. R. 
Reagor Willie 
Reagor Hudson 
Ragsdale E. H. 
Rogers James 
Rice I' C 
Russell YV. E. 
Ramsey B. B. 
Richmond Lamar 
Robinson L. E. 
Reagor J. D. 
Reed R. B. 
Ross J. L. 
Runions F. R. 

lice, I P. || 

Richardson H. C. 
Reynolds S. D. 
Ramsey H. F. 
Robinson Felix- 
Reeves R. L. H. 
Replogle Minton 
Rowlett G. B. 



Rollins T. O. 
Reynolds Thomas 
Rhoden Alonzo 
Rush B. T. 
Richardson J. W. 
Rawden Robert 
Richardson Robert 
Reed G. T. 
Rawls H. D. 
Robinson H. 
Ross E. V. 
Ramsey W. A. 
Ray F. B. 
Reed Bob 
Roberts J. F. 
Richardson J. R 
Roe Homer 
Roe Vance 
Richardson J. H. 
Richardson C. F. 
Ray W. 
Reeves Sam 
Richardson Toy 
Raines C. L. 
Rust F. H. 
Ray Walter 
Roberts W. L. 
Roe A. W. 
Reeves R. R. 
Riekman L. C. 
Richards W. K 
Rutledge Guy 
Reed Henry 
Raines J. R. 
Ram'sey R. B. 
Reaves L. J. 
Russell E. B. 
Raucle A. C. 
Smith J. T. 
Savage R. C. ; 
Spence H. L. 
Summers Otis 
Stocton T. C. 
Smith R. D. 
Smith J. B. 
Sharp J. H. 
Stephenson J. M. 
Stewart B. L. 
Sims Mevery 
Schillings Herbert 
Sharp Sullivan 
Shelton J. D. 
Stevens E. M. 
Sturdivant C. N. 
Shackelton G. W. 
Smith L. B. 
Spellings R. A. 
Sanders R. E. L. 
Stockard J. R. 
Stewart C. W. 
Stockard B. E. 
Spellings J. T. 
Sumlar S. C. 
Starks C. E. 
Stinson S. L. 
Stafford Herbert 
Sellers Bob 
Steels A. M. 
Sellers J. R. 
Stevens M. G. 
Seavers Ethlyn 
Sanderfer P. C. 
Simmons R. L. 
Smith W. C. 
Skiles J. C. 
Stone T. M. 
Scruggs Leonard 
Smith H. S, 

Sanderfer R. H. 
Shepard L. I. 
Smith Ed 
Shanklin W. E. 
Stain S. N. 
Elmith J. D. 
Sisk F. D. 
Smith R. H. 
Scruggs S. S. 
Scott Luther 
Smith T. J. 
Stobaugh E. Y. 
Stobaugh Stanley 
Sinclair H. H. 
Strassburg J. 
Smith Edward 
Seat G. W. 
Stafford Herbert 
Sanford C. H. (M. D.) 
Simpson J. D. 
Sain Fred 
Sawyer W. E. 
Seavers F. 
Stocton T. C. 
Stocton Edward 
Stewart C. L. 
Sellers U. M. 
Sanders Leonard 
Spain Tom 
Scott R. 
Swindell J. H. 
Sanders C. L. 
Spark V. B. 
Smith Tarrant 
Sims Ellis 
Sturdivant Chas. 
Smith DeWitt (M. D.) 
Thompson J. H. 
Thomas C. F. 
Thornton Fred 
Turner H. R. 
Tilghman R. E. 
Tull W. A. 
Tvson R. L. 
Thompson R. C. 
Thompson F. M. 
Thompson J. C. 
Taylor R. Y. 
Tavlor C. C. 
Taylor H. A. 
Taylor C. V. 
Thomas E. L. 
Thompson Robert 
Tavlor J. E. 
Thetford C. M. 
Thompson G. M. 
Taliaferro, J. L. 
Thorn J. D. 
Thetford Alphonso 
Thorpe E. F. 
Tavlor James 
Thompson E. T. 
Tucker John 
Tucker E. C. 
Thompson W. B. 
Talley G. W. 
Trice D. L. 
Turner Rov 
Terry W. H. 
Thorp E. F. 
Taylor Henry 
Thompson Norman 
Taylor O. L. 
Tavlor B. H. 
Tillev Carl 
Tuggle J. P. 
Terrell S. F. 
Thweatt J. R, 

Thorn J. G. 
Taylor R. Y. 
Taylor T. 
Turner Chester 
Tavlor Wallace 
Tate Curtis 
Thompson W. R. 
Tolle A. P. 
Thornton Bates 
Thompson Forrest 
Thompson K. E. 
Tvson I. D. 
Tilghman D. E. 
Thomson Earl 
Thompsn A. A. 
Tavlor W. T. 
Thomas A. S. 
Tooms R. M. 
Thompson H. A. 
Turner C. B. A. (M. 
Tavlor Mark 
Thorn Ellis 
Townsend W. 
Townsend Paris 
Thomas H. L. 
Uselton W. 
Uselton J. T. 
Via M. L. 
Vickery T. W. 
Varnell G. C. 
Vaughan Fred 
Vickrey C. 
Williams Bishop 
Wright Daniel 
Wimberlv N. A. 
Williams L. S. 
Witherspoon J. A. 
Wylle W. T. 
Witherspoon O. H. 
Wilkes H. C. 
Willis W. B. 
Walker W. F. 
Wiley O. R. 
Waters E. E. 
Warren Irma 
Washburn C. E. 
Warren M. T. 
Whittiker L. L. 
Warren Ernest 
Webb H. S. 
Walpole W. A. 
Wheeler H. E. 
Wilson W. A. 
Wooten J. E. 
Williams, J. T. 
Wheeler J. F. 
Walker G. B. 
Wood Logan 
Wheeler C. B. 
Waldrop H. H. 
Walden B. M. 
Walker True 
Woodard Z. D. 
Williams J. C. 
■Waldrop L. H. 
West M. E. 
Wingo W. H. 
Wren J. B. 
Webb Calvin 
Wheeler James 
WhiM-ii i I : . t l 
Wade W. W. 
Walker Jno. R. 
Webber T. H. 
White J. B. 
Webb Willie 
Woolverton Will 
Windson W, 

Williams Willie 
Warren C. B. 
Williams A. R. 
Woods Floyd 
White T. J. 
Woodrell Leander 
Williams R. T. 
Webber E. M. 
Wadley A. J. 
Westbrooks Doss 
Williams D. E. 
Worshum H. M. 
Wade R. G. W. 
Word iiuy L. 
Wagster F. A. 
Wray D. A. 
Witherington J. A. 
Woods J. M. 
Washburn E. R. 
D.)Wade Bruce 

Witherington J. W. 
Williams D. E. 
Williams Osborne 
Washburn Hugh 
Watson S. A. 
Webb C. A. 
Wharey J. L. 
Williams L. 
Waldron Everett 
Williams L. J. 
Winstead G. R. 
Wilson S. M. 
Winningham H. F. 
Warren E. O. 
Warmoth J. L. 
Williams J. P. 
Warmath, A. 
Wilkerson T. E. 
Wilkerson R. E. 
Walker H. J. 
Wharton J. A. 
Williams J. E. 
Ward G. W. 
Williams Claude 
Witherington H. C. 
White J. T. 
Willis E. V. 
Warren John 
Whittiker H. C. 
Wiilson W. A. 
Watson S. A. 
Wadley A. J. 
Webb A. L. 
Whitworth B. D. 
Wright C. L. 
White W. 
Woodward Z D. 
Wiilliamson S. B. 
Wiilliamson Lucian 
Witts T. N. 
Walker S. E. 
Wheeler C. B. 
Walker G. B. 
Warmoth J. T. 
Wilkes J. M. 
Waggoner Elvin 
Wagster John 
Wharton P. A. 
Y'oung P. L. 
Yates D. R. 
Yates C. C. 
Yates T. E. 
Y'oung S. J. 
Yandell J. H. 
Young R. V. 
Zarecor J. F. P. 
Zarecor J. R. 
Zarecor J. M. 

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<The Red Cross 

"A snow-white field with a crimson stain 
It girdles the earth and round again ; 
It speaks all tongues and it knows all woes 
And it goes wherever a sorrow goes." 

Today that banner of the white background with tbe cross of 
red is seen on every hand. We should not like to imagine the world 
without it. Yet it is only about fifty-six years old. One hundred 
years ago, in 1820, Florence Nightingale was born in England of 
wealthy, aristocratic parents. When grown, instead of enjoying 
the usual round of frivolities, beautiful, talented Florence Nightin- 
gale set her heart upon the establishing of hospitals and the re- 
lieving of sickness and suffering and the teaching of nursing. 
When the Crimean war broke out, Miss Nightingale obtained per- 
mission to take some of her nurses and what equipment she could 
get together to the war area. During that bloody war she won for 
herself the title of "Angel of Mercy" by her untiring efforts to 
care for the wounded and dying. 

Admiring her work but realizing the inadequacy of individual 
effort in caring for the wounded upon a battle field, Gen. Dufour 
upon his return to Switzerland, urged the organization of some 
society or brotherhood to enlarge the good work Florence Night- 
ingale had begun. 

M. Henri Dunant, Swiss physician and philanthropist (died in 
1910, at the age of 82), while touring Italy, in 1859, was caught in 
the terrible carnage of Solferino. He organized bands of citizens 
to go to the battle field. Under his direction great relief was ac- 

It was his idea that relief service should be neutral and that an 
organization should be effected that could furnish help in times 
of earthquake, famine, fires, etc. He called a preliminary council 
to meet in Switzerland in 1863, and a year later, in 1864, an inter- 
national convention was officially called to meet in Geneva, Switz- 
erland. That convention planned the organization of the Red 
Cross as a world relief society. In compliment to the nation that 
had summoned the conference, the banner of the new society was 



adapted from the Swiss flag. Merely a reversing of colors gave 
the Red Cross on the white ground. 

Thus Henri Dunant is known as the father of the Red Cross and 
Switzerland its mother country. Switzerland has ever proved 
true to the pledges made at that long ago convention and her Red 
Cross work has been a blessing to all the nations about her while 
she, herself, has been singularly free from wars. 

In the Great World War Switzerland served greatly to mitigate 
the horors of war for all the belligerent nations. Winifred Carr 
describes the Swiss Red Cross work in these words: 

"In 1914, there were twelve complete sanitary units ready for 
duty. Lying as it did, a pacific island in a sea of strife, Switzer- 
land was probably able to render more actual effective aid to the 
war-stricken peoples than any other neutral; in fact, there are few 
phases of war relief work in which Switzerland did not partici- 
pate. Working amicably with the International Committee, large 
quantities of food and clothing were sent to prisoners of war in 
Germany and Austria. When arrangements were finally made 
between the central and allied powers for the repatriation of dis- 
abled prisoners, it was the Swiss Red Cross that assured the com- 
fort of the voyagers as they passed through Swiss territory, from 
Feldkireh to Como, from Konstanz to Lyon. 

The endless convoys of French children from the invaded de- 
partments, coming back to France through Evain, were the spec- 
ial charges of the Swiss. Under the protection of the Red Cross, 
30,000 invalid prisoners of war found sanctuary within Swiss bor- 
ders during the four years of strife. A rest home for nurses of the 
fighting armies was established in the Swiss alps. In fact, it is 
impossible to innumerate the many humane kindnesses extended 
by the little mountain land in an effort to relieve her neighbors of 
the sufferings of war. " 

In 1884, the Congress of the United States chartered the Ameri- 
can Red Cross. Clara Barton made her name immortal by her de- 
voted service to the American Red Cross. 

The first military service of the American Red Cross was during 
the Spanish- American war. The first civil service of magnitude 
was the relief of suffering after the San Francisco earthquake and 
fire. Now the American Red Cross is at work all over the world 


and in numberless communities within the United States reliev- 
ing diseased conditions, curing the sick, teaching sanitation and 
rendering a thousand services that only a strong, well organized 
society could undertake. 

The President of the United States is president of the American 
Red Cross. The books of the Red Cross are audited by the War 
Department. It is the only volunteer society authorized by the 
government to aid our land and naval forces in time of war. 

At the time it was established by act of Congress the American 
Red Cross had very few members. Now it numbers its members 
by the millions. 

Ask any soldier who served in Prance what the lied Cross meant 
to the army. When the fighting ceased the American Red Cross 
was operating twenty-two military hospitals with 14,326 beds 

A soldier writing in "Trench and Camp" told of the Red Cross 
in words like these: 


"I saw a mother and her brown-clad boy 
And heard her sob and "good-by, sen,'' 
And saw him kiss her tears away and go. 
And hours passed, 
And in the darkness of my room 1 lay, 
And all the pictures that the day had wrought came back. 
And she was there 
And he was there. 

And then a picture from across the sea 

Was painted on my shadow wall 
And he was there 

And all about him there were shadow men 
But nowhere could I rind the face 

Nor find the form 
Of her. 

And then another picture came — 

A great Red Cross ! 
And wounded men looked up at it 

And raised their arms and smiled. 
And he was there, 

And as I gazed upon the cross 
I saw her face. 

And so it was that in the darkness of my room 

It came to me 
That Red Cross work across the sea 

Was mother's work 
In other hands 
And done for her," 


The Qibson County Red Cross 

Headquarters Trenton, Tenn. 

The Gibson County ( 'hapter of the American Red ( !ross was or- 
ganized in Trenton, in July, 1917, with the following officials: 
Chas E. Smith- ------------- Chairman 

W. L. Wade -------------- Treasurer 

Mrs. H. H. Elder ------- _ _ _ _ Secretary 

Mrs. E. M. Hicks -------- Ohm. Executive Board 

Mrs. John Cawthon ------- Ohm. Women's Work 

Mrs. T. E. Harwood Ohm. Civilian Relief 

Mrs. Marc Anthony - Chm, Finance and Surgical Dressings 

Mrs. G. W. Wade, Mrs. W. E. Seat, Ira B. Taylor and Leslie Smith 
Advisory Board. 

The Gibson County Chapter was composed of the following 
branches and auxiliaries: — Trenton, Bradford, Brazil, Bells 
Chapel, China Grove, Dyer, Davidson Chapel, Fairview, Eaton, 
Hickory Grove, Laneview, Poplar Grove, Rutherford, Neboville, 
Walnut Grove, Yorkville. 

Each month the Southern Division Headquarters sent out to us 
our quota of work for the month and so splendidly did the women 
respond to the call that the work was always completed in the 
allotted time. Too much credit can not be given to the women of 
the Gibson County Chapter. They did their best. To Mrs. John 
Cawthon, chairman of women's work and to Mrs. T. E. Harwood, 
who so ably looked after our soldiers and their families, Gibson 
county owes much. 

When the war was ended the Gibson County Chapter took up 
the Peace Program as outlined by the National Red Cross. 

The following officers are doing efficient work: 
M. H. Holmes ------------- Chairman 

Mrs. John Cawthon ---------- Vice Chm. 

Mrs. R, L. Park ------------- Treasurer 

Mrs. John W. Moore ----------- Secretary 

Mrs. T. E. Harwood Chm. Civilian Relief 

Mrs. Marc Anthony -------- Chm. Social Service 



The Peace Program is constructive work, teaching health and 
sanitation. Connected with this Chapter has been Miss M. G. 
Nesbit, a nurse, who has done splendid work in the county teach- 
ing classes in first aid and bedside nursing. In the winter of 1919- 
1920, the Gibson County Chapter spent hundreds of dollars reliev- 
ing the i^oor during the "Flu" epidemic. 


Bradford Red Cross was organized as a Branch of the Memphis 
Chapter early in the war. When the Gibson County organization 
was perfected, Bradford joined Trenton as a branch of the Gibson 
County Chapter, having auxiliaries of her own in the seventeenth 
and twenty-second districts who responded nobly to all calls. 

When Bradford changed from Memphis to Gibson County Chap- 
ter the strength of the Bradford Branch was 352 adult members. 

Those serving on the Executive Committee, were : 

M. C. Guy -------------- Chairman 

S. J. Mount ------------ Sec. and Treas. 

H. L. Meadows -------- Chm. Home Service 

Mrs. M. C. Guy - - - - - Chm. Finance 

Mrs. J. W. Green -------- Chm. Sewing Dept. 

Mrs. J. T. Cain, Jr. ------- - - Chm. Knitting 

Mrs. I. C. Boone ---------- Chm. Membership 

Mrs. Joe F. Alexander -------- Chm. Publicity 

Mrs. John A. Bryant ------- Asst. Sec. and Treas. 

Mrs. R. V. Atkins ------- Chm. Junior Red Cross 

Associated with the members of this committee were all the 
good ladies of the town who by their unstinted efforts accomplish- 
ed a wonderful amount of work. Bradford's donations through 
the Red Cross and other benevolent organizations during the war 
amounted to between six and ten thousand dollars. 





Brazil Red Cross organized as a Branch of the Gibson County 
Chapter. In the fall of 1917, Mrs. Hal Sappington was made chair- 
man, Mrs. Nathan Allen secretary and Mrs. Robert L. Hunt, 
treasurer. After Mrs. Sappington moved away, Mrs. R. L. Hunt 
was made chairman, also appointed to do the buying, as much 
sewing was being done. When the war closed the Brazil Branch 
had in its treasury $149.00. 


A permanent organization of the Dyer Branch of the Gibson 
County Chapter of the American Red Cross took place Oct. 4, 1917, 
with a membership of 63. In a short time the membershi] > increas- 
ed to 328. 

Officers.— Chairman, G. Frank Bums, Oct. 1917, to June 1918; 
C. 0. Ewell, June 1918 to 1920. 

Vice Chairman, Mrs. Henry Hayes, Oct. '17 to Oct. '18; Mrs. 
M. S. Ditmore, Oct. 1918, to 1920. ' 

Secretary, Miss Joelyn Drane, Oct. '17 to June '18; Mrs. W. E. 
Baird, June '18 to Oct. '18; Mrs. Horace Wilson, Oct. '18 to 1920. 

Treasurer, Mrs Horace Wilson 1917 to 1920. 

Chairman of Civilian Relief, Mrs. Walter Baldridge 1917 to 

Money collected, $983.62; spent, $680.21; amount on hand, 
$303.41. Hospital Garments made 588; knit wear: socks, 64 pairs, 
sweaters 21, mufflers 6. Belgian relief, clothing and dry goods 
1750 pounds. 45 Christmas boxes sent 


In October 1917, Mrs. G. W. Wade, Mrs. John Cawthon and 
Mrs. H. M. Tyler, from Trenton, came to Eaton and organized the 
Eaton Branch of the Gibson County Chapter A. R. C. Mrs. G. B. 
Hargrove was elected chairman, Mrs. G. W. Dodds, secretary, and 



Miss Julia Mayfield, treasurer. Mrs. A. L. Wharey was superin- 
tendent of woman's work and knitting. Mrs. Beryl F. Adams was 
chairman of < livilian Relief. Mrs. W. T. Bass served as secretary 
and treasurer some months. Mrs. Dodds again became secretary 
and treasurer. 

G. B. Hargrove was chairman of membership drives. 

During the first year there was an enrollment of 136 members. 
Most of the members lived in the country and it was inconvenient 
for them to help with the sewing, but they did quite a lot of the 
knitting. The total work report follows: 

Pajamas 58, Bed Shirts 6, Drawers 4(3, Pinafores 20, Bath Robes 
20, Sweaters knit 19, Mufflers 6, Wristlets prs., socks 91 pairs. 
Large boxes of clothing were sent for Belgian relief and about 50 
Xmas boxes were sent to soldiers. After responding liberally to 
all war calls and in several instances helping the needy since the 
war, there is now a Red Cross credit in the Bank of Eaton of 


Mrs. R. R. Tilghman Chairman 

Mrs. W. P. Jones ----------- Vice Chm. 

Mrs. B. T. Minton - - --------- Secretary 

Mr. J. W. Newman ----------- Treasurer 

Mrs. L. C. Tomlinson ------ Chm. Woman's Work 

Members, 300; cash raised $711.14; garments made 200; knit- 
ting dept., 40 sweaters, 6 Helmets, :!() pairs socks, 6 wristlets. 



The Fruitland Red Cross was a branch of the Humboldt Chap- 
ter. A splendid work was done. The co-operation of the women 
in the making of hospital garments was praiseworthy. Ample 
funds were raised to purchase materials. 

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Hickory Grove was the first auxiliary organized by the Gibson 
County Chapter. Splendid work was done as it was scut 
out from Trenton by the mother Chapter. The following- officers 
served: Mrs. H. W. Bandy, chairman; Mrs. Clem McCage, vice- 
chairman; Mrs. John Crisp, secretary; Miss Annie Laurie Dance, 
treasurer, '17- '18; Mrs. W. H. Lassiter, treasurer '18 to '20. Mrs. 
J. F. Osborne was director of knitting and Mrs. Bob Milligan, 
chairman of Civilian Relief, and Mrs. John Jetton, Jr., chairman 
of Red Cross Drives. 



Gibson, Tennessee was organized as an auxiliary of the Hum- 
boldt Branch of the Memphis < lhapter of the American Red Cross 
September 1917. Gibson remained so until July 1918, when Hum- 
boldt became an independent Chapter, Gibson then became a 
Branch of the Humboldt Chapter 

The following officers were elected and served as long as Gibson 
was an active Branch : 
Mrs. P. B. Jones ------------ Chairman 

Mrs. R. N. James ------------ Secretary 

Mrs. H. P. Hale ------------ Treasurer 

Mrs. D. H. Dungan - - - - - Chairman Woman's Work 

Mrs. Sallie Bass ------- Chairman Knitting Dept. 

Mrs. J. F. Parker ----- Chairman Hospital Garments 



Humboldt, Tenn., was organized as a branch of the Memphis, 
Tenn., Chapter A. R. G, August 20, 1917. Previous to this time 
they did no Red Cross work. Rutherford, Medina, Gibson, Gads- 


den and Pleasant Hill were auxiliaries of the Humboldt, Tenn., 

A change was made in Division Headquarters, Memphis was 
transferred from the Southwestern to the Southern Division, 
Humboldt remaining a Branch of the Memphis Chapter until July, 
1918, when it reorganized as an independent Chapter, known as 
the Humboldt Tennessee Chapter, headquarters for the southern 
part of Gibson County, having as branches the following towns: 
Milan, Medina, Gibson, Fruitland, Pleasant Hill and Edison. Each 
of these towns has made hospital garments and has given every 
assistance to the Chapter. Too much praise can not be given them 
for their co-operation. 

11 — Personnel — The following officers were elected for the 
Humboldt Branch A. R. C. August. 1917, serving until July, 1918: 
Chairman ----------- Mrs. J. D. Senter 

Secretary ------------ Miss Emma James 

Treasurer ----------- A. R. Dodson 

July, 1918— 
Chairman ------- _--- j. W. McGlathery 

First Vice Chairman -------- Mrs. J. D. Senter 

Second Vice Chairman - - ----- - Miss Emma Jones 

Secretary --------- - W. P. Douglass 

Treasurer ---------- - A. R. Dodson 

The Humboldt Tenn. Chapter is too dose to large cities to have 
a permanent Canteen Service Committee, but a committee was 
appointed to prepare boxes for the Gibson county boys passing 

The Belgian relief committee was appointed to serve when in- 
structions were issued from headquarters. The Influenza Com- 
mittee was appointed in the same manner. 

The following permanent committees were appointed : 
Chairman Extension Committee - Mrs. H. H. Ellis 

Chairman Membership Committee - - - Mrs. D. J. Leichtman 
Chairman Publicity Committee - - Mrs. C. E. Rooks 

Chairman Finance Committee - - Mr. E. R. Boone 

Chairman Civilian Relief ------ Miss Flora Duffey 

Chairman Educational Committee - - - Mrs. E. D. Warmath 
Chairman Woman's Work Committee - Miss Laura Foltz 




The Junior Red Cross was organized with Miss Lula Ing as 
chairman, Miss Esther McFarland as secretary and treasurer, and 
having a membership of five hundred. 

IV— Methods of Work. 
V — Record of work. 

Woman's Department, August 1917, August 1918. — Surgical 
Dressing Department: Miss Laura Foltz, Supervisor, 111,100 
Surgical Dressings. 

October 1918— Surgical Dressings 130. 

August 1917, August 1918— Knitting Department, Mrs. C. E. 
Rooks, Chairman, Sweaters 145. 

Knitting Department, Mrs. J. W. McGlathery, Chairman, Socks 
325 pairs, Bath Mitts 515. 

Hospital Garments, Mrs. Phelan Douglass, Chairman, 800 Gar- 

Knitting Dept. August 1918. August 1919.— Socks 52 pairs, 
Sweaters 42. 

The Surgical Dressings Department was closed by orders from 
Headquarters in December 1918. 

Hospital and Refugee Garments, September 1918, May 1919 — 
Refugee Garments 390, Hospital Garments 60, Hospital Bedding, 
etc., 170 Articles. 

War Drives. — First Drive, quota $2200.00, amount subscribed, 
$2600. Second Drive quota $4(KM).(K), amount subscribed, 

VI— General. 

The Humboldt Chapter has had the co-operation of every citizen 
in its membership and war drives, always exceeding its quota. 
The ladies have been especially faithful in all work especially in 
rush orders in the Surgical Dressing or Hospital Garment Depart- 


Kenton Red Cross work was done as a Branch of the Union City 
Chapter, credit going to Obion County, the town being divided 
between Gibson and Obion counties. This branch was self sus- 



tailing, buying its own materials and making night shirts, pa- 
jamas, bed room slippers and purchasing wool and knitting socks, 
sweaters, etc. There were 189 members. A shipment of clothes 
was made to the Belgian Relief Com. Some surgical dressings 
work was done. Officers: 

Mrs. C. R. Wade ------------ Chairman 

Miss Bessie Shatz ----------- Vice Chm. 

Mrs. J. M. DeBow ---------- - Secretary 

Miss Sadie Shatz ------------ Treasurer 

Mrs. A. Worts --------- Chm. Civilian Relief 

Mrs. Clarence 3°% Ut - - - - - - - - Chin. Woman's Work 

Mrs. E. C. Elder ----------- Finance Chm. 

Mrs. Ella Mosely ---------- Knitting Chm. 

Miss Effie Watts -------- Chm. Junior Red Cross 

The Junior Red Cross made layettes, knit two quilts of wool 
and made scrap books for convalescent soldiers. 


The Medina Auxiliary was organized Oct. 23, 1917, with only 18 
members. Miss Ruth Graves was selected chairman and served as 
long as Medina was an active auxiliary. Miss Neva Hemphill was 
vice chairman, Mrs. Egbert Askew, secretary; Mrs. Mattie Seat, 
treasurer. Mrs. W. 0. Graves was chairman of hospital garments, 
Mrs. H. D. Andrews, director of the making of bandages and Mrs. 
D. T. Andrews, director of knitting. Medina was a branch of the 
Humboldt Chapter. 262 garments were made, 338 bandages pre- 
pared and 30 pairs of socks were knit. There were 4 boxes sent 
to the Belgian Relief Committee. After all membership drives 
there were 125 members enrolled. During the time of active work 
$1732.00 was deposited to the credit of the Red Cross. 

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Milan Red Cross was organized by Trenton Chapter in July 
1917, with the following- officers: Pres., Mrs. E. L. Weaver; See., 
Miss Essie Rhodes; Treas., Mrs. I. J. Harwood. 

Later made a branch of Humboldt Chapter, and they worked 
during the war under Memphis. Made nearly 6000 garments be- 
sides a lot of local work. 

August 21, 1920, an independent Chapter was organized known 
as Milan Chapter with the following officers: Pres., Rev. W. D. 
Pickens; Sec, Mrs. E. S. Bell; Treas., Otis E. Carter. 



April 20, 1917, at the home of Mrs. B. Cnmings, twenty-five wo- 
men gathered and passed resolutions offering their services to 
their country for Red Cross work. This offer was forwarded to 
the nearest Chapter, Memphis, thence to national headquarters. 
Instructions and sample materials were sent to Rutherford in 

In June a representative was called from Rutherford to Mem- 
phis returning with instructions for first Red Cross War Fund 
Drive, patterns for hospital garments and rules for organizing 

In September, Mrs. H. H. Ellis invited these workers to join 
the Humboldt Branch. On October 3, 1917, at the home of Mrs. J. 
L. Haguewood, 19 women met to talk with Mrs. Ellis. From this 
time work began in earnest. Rev. Hugh S. McCord was invited to 
lecture in behalf of the organization and by Christmas 1917, the 
membership had increased to 241. 

The call for books and magazines was answered with 4 dozen 
books and 200 pounds of magazines. 

March 4, 1918, the chairman, Mrs. T. E. Arnold, visited the 
schools and organized the Junior Red Cross with 149 members. 
Supt. B. F. Hall was appointed chairman, Mr. B. Cumings, Sec- 
Treas., and Miss Mary Edmundson, lady supervisor. 

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About April 5, 1918, a whirlwind campaign netted $250.91 for 
relief work in Belgium and Armenia. A dozen copies of the book 
"Women of Belgium" sold for Red Cross and Belgium benefits. 

In March, 1918, purchased yarn and knit twelve sweaters, pre- 
senting them to departing soldiers. 

In June Rutherford was transferred from Humboldt Branch of 
Memphis Chapter to Gibson County Chapter headquarters at 
Trenton. Thenceforth Rutherford was a Branch. 

A committee visited the school and insisted that the teaching 
of the German language be discontinued. German was dropped. 

In 1919 the Branch encouraged a course of lectures by public 
Health Nurse in the community; eleven women graduated receiv- 
ing First Aid Certificates. 

Official members, October 3, 1917, to November 21, 1918: 

Mrs. T. E. Arnold Chairman 

Mrs. W. D. Hopper -------- _ Vice Chm. 

Mrs. J. L. Haguewood ----------- Secretary 

Mrs. I. H. Perry ------------ Treasurer 

November 24, 1918. 

Mrs. G. S. Barton ---------- _ Chairman 

Mrs. R. E. Glisson ----------- Vice Chm. 

Mrs. R. Nethercott ------ _-__- Secretary 

Mrs. J. E. Cole ------------- Treasurer 

H. W. Williams Chm. Publicity 

Mrs. I. F. Perry ----------- Chm. Finance 

Mrs. Elbert Glisson -------- Chm. Woman 'sWork 

Mrs. J. W. Jones ---------- Chm. Knitting 

Mrs. Gid Porter ---------- Chm. Knitting 

Work Accomplished. — Surgical Pressings 3,7(37, Hospital Gar- 
ments 431, Knit Articles 100. Juniors made 50 gun covers. Not 
an article was returned because of defective work. 

Red Cross Drives, F. A. Kennedy, Chairman, netted about 

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The Yorkville Red Cross was organized October 20, 1917, with 
23 members. The following officers were elected: 
Miss Annie McCorkle ---------- Chairman 

Mrs. B. B. Zarecor ------ - - Vice Chm. 

Mrs. R. L. Murph ------------ Secretary 

Mrs. F. E. Wyatt ---------- - Treasurer 

The membership grew rapidly from 23 members to 137. 

To complete the Executive Board, the following members were 
added : 
Mrs. A. H. Sanford -------- Chm. Publicity Com. 

Mrs. S. B. Logan -------- Chm. Knitting Dept. 

Mrs. Willie Edmiston ----------- Buyer 

Mrs. W. A. Jones, Mrs. S. K. Baker. Mrs. L. A. Thornton " 

The people of Yorkville and community were, as always, liberal 
and two very successful drives were made. The Belgian Relief 
Fund was responded to generously and numbers of boxes of 
clothes were sent in to headquarters. 160 garments were made 
and turned over to the Gibson County Chapter. 

Neboville was organized as an auxiliary of the Yorkviille 
Branch, Dec. 7, 1917, with (3)! members. The following were the 
officers : 
Mrs. J. R. Sanford ----------- Chairman 

Mrs. J. Neely ------------- Secretary 

Mrs. Montgomery --------- _ _ Treasurer 

While working with Yorkville, they sent in 108 garments. 




A worthy answer to Ll. Col. McCrae's immortal poem was written by Mr. Lil- 
lard and published in the New York Evening Post. It is used here through the 
courtesy of Dr. C. S. Nusbaitin of the Community Chautauquas. 

Rest ye in peaee ye Flanders dead. 
The fight that ye so bravely led 

We've taken up. And we will keep 
True faith with you who sleep 

With eaeh a cross to mark his bed. 
With poppies blowing overhead, 

Where once his oivn life's blood he shed , 
So let xour rest be sweet and deep. 

Fear not that ye have died for naught. 
The torch ye threw to us zve caught. 
Ten million hands shall hold it high, 
And freedom's light shall never die, 

We've learned the lesson that ye taught 
In Flanders Fields! 



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Home Seruice IDork 

It was not given to all men to serve at the battle front, nor tc 
all women to cross the seas as Red Cross nurses or Salvation Army 
lassies. But it was the privilege of every American to take some 
part in the gigantic struggle. The selective service act wisely 
provided for the placing in active war service of men best suited 
to carry arms; for the using in ship building and munitions plants 
and other necessary industries of men best fitted for work there ; 
for the speeding up of production on the farms, etc. Women fill- 
ed government clerkships thus releasing men for the colors. 
Thousands of women at home knit socks and sweaters and 
thousands more made surgical dressings to equip Red Cross hos- 

The war was financed by the sale of government bonds. 

The sale of war stamps, "baby bonds," as they were called, of 
$5.00 value and even twenty-five cent thrift stamps brought this 
system of lending to the government down to the smallest child. 

Gibson County oratory poured forth in every school house and 
public hall. Hundreds of gifted men and women studied deeply 
into the problems of the hour and, thoroughly canvassing the 
county, explained solutions in stirring speeches and aroused com- 
munities to the highest effort. Not only did these speeches en- 
liven the sale of bonds, but a splendid spirit of camaraderie was 
awakened over the whole county. Folk learned to know each 
other better and old barriers were torn down and prejudices for- 
gotten and hearty good fellowship prevailed. 

The photographs reproduced in the Home Service section show 
some of the men and women who took part in the organizing of 
home activities. 

The attempt to describe in cold type the activities of Gibson 
County during the war is like trying to Kodak the Niagara. It is 
impossible to take it all in. But picturing a bit at a time recalls 
in future years the wonderful reality to one who was there. So the 
hope is entertained that even this brief record will be worth while 



in that it serves to help you remember the marvelous latent energy 
and patriotism in Gibson county. When the need comes her citi- 
zens arise en masse, to the obligations of the hour. 

Special stories would be interesting had we time and space. In 
Bradford the sales of all loans were directed by Joe N. Alexander. 
One loan was subscribed in 15 minutes at public bids in front of 
the store of Alexander Green and Co. 

Gibson county newspapers kept before the people all the time 
the vital importance of the success of the bond sales. Every pro- 
fession gave freely but our newspapers were called on by govern- 
ment and local organizations constantly and certainly gave un- 


"Liberty Loans 

By the County < !hainnan. 

It was through the purchase of Liberty Bonds that the people 
of America made possible the equipment of the army and navy. 

As the ureal World War was not a class war, but son of million- 
aire and son of the poorest man of the land fought side by side and 
became fast friends, so the sale of Liberty Bonds was not con- 
fined to the richer folk of the country. The village school teacher 
and the small store clerk in most cases bought as liberally as citi- 
zens of fortunes already amassed. 

To an outsider the fine spirit of patriotism that manifested it- 
self in Gibson County in the purchase of Liberty Bonds would 
have been a surprise. A stranger might have expected such wide- 
awake enthusiasm in coast cities whose dancer from attack by sea 
is great, or even in some great metropolis, where masses of people 
congregated would enkindle each other's patriotism. But those 
of us who have lived long in old Cibson County have watched her 
people tested on many a moral and patriotic question and could 
understand that the purchase of bonds here came from individual 
patriotism, from every man's determining for himself and his 
household that naughl on earth was so precious as the vindication 
of the right, and naught so unthinkable as the onrush of militarism 
and the crushing of Freedom. 

Far inland though she lay, Gibson County's citizens were more 
keenly awake to the situation and more liberal in the purchase of 
government securities in proportion to the aggregate wealth than 
thousands who rubbed elbows with the leaders of our national 
defense system, yet whose eyes were never able to see beyond their 
selfish interests of the moment. To all the wise suggestions of our 
President, Gibson County responded heartily, going "over the 
top" in the matter of quotas as determinedly as her sons "over 
there" Avent "over the top" intent upon the annihilation of Wil- 
liam Hohenzollern and his diabolical, militaristic scheme of crush- 
ing the world under his mailed fist. 

As county chairman in the Liberty Loan drives, a great pride 
thrills me that our county measured up so satisfactorily. However, 
in only one thing do I assume any credit for the success of the 

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bond sales. I refer to the happy selection of a committee of men 
so full of pep, so trained in modern business methods, and them- 
selves, so thoroughly patriotic, that failure simply could not at- 
tend their leadership. Upon the capable shoulders of G. W. Wade 
of Trenton, county sales director, fell the bulk of the responsibili- 
ty. He was supported by an efficient corps of chairmen of publi- 
city, speakers, etc. Indeed each man stood in his place, and suc- 
cess was ours. Here is a list of the county chairmen of the Lib&rty 
and Victory Loan Committees for Gibson County : 
J. R. Harrison Milan --------- Vice Chairman 

Executive Committee - O. C. Sharp, Humboldt; J. D. Denney, 

Milan, and A. S. Elder, Trenton. 
G. W. Wade, Trenton ----- Chairman Sales Division 

M. H. Taylor, Trenton - - - - Chairman Speakers Division 

J. W. Haynie, Milan - - - - Chairman Publicity Division 

A. B. Foust, Humboldt - - - - Chairman Supplies Division 

Ira Taylor, Trenton - - - Chairman Civil Districts Division 
T. K. Happel, Trenton - - - - Chairman Bankers Division 

Will Wade, Trenton - Chairman Sales Division for Victory Loan 

Gibson County banks and citizens bought the following amounts 
of the several issues of Bonds : 
First Liberty Loan -----------$ 57,000,00 

Second Liberty Loan ---------- $312,500.00 

Third Liberty Loan ----------- $371,700.00 

Fourth Liberty Loan ------ _ _ _ _ $790,650.00 

Victory Liberty Loan - - ------- $436,900.00 

A. R. Dodson, County Chairman. 


G. W. Wade, County Sales Diriector. 
No. Name Address. 

1. Wilse Graves -------- Medina, Tenn. 

2. G. W. Clement ----- Humboldt, R. F. D., Tenn. 

3. C. B. Riley, E. W. Hawks - - Humboldt, Tenn. 

4. John F. Motley ----- Humboldt, R. F. D., Tenn. 

5. Dr. A. A. Donaldson - - - - Brazil via Trenton, Tenn. 



6. John H. Harber --------- Eaton, Tenn. 

7. G. A. Davidson --------- Trenton, Tenn. 

8. Dr. F. E. Wyatt ------- Yorkville, Tenn. 

9. J. L. Haguewood ------- Rutherford, Tenn. 

10. C. A. Ramsey, Henry Flowers - - - - Kenton, Tenn. 

11. Grover Callis, C. W. Callis Trenton, R. F. D., Tenn. 

12. J. A. Bell, J. L. Law - - - - Trenton, R. F. D., Tenn. 

13. A. D. Hassell, Mr. Bell ------- Milan, Tenn. 

14. Joe N. Alexander ------ - Bradford, Tenn. 

15. 0. B. Crocker ------- Milan, R, F. D., Tenn. 

16. C. M. Dixon ------- Trenton, R. F. D., Tenn. 

17. F. J. Brnff ------- Bradford, R. F. D., Tenn. 

18. Lester James --------- - Gibson, Tenn. 

19. Geo. S. Martin ------ Kenton, R. F. D., Tenn. 

20. J. H.Koffman ------ Humboldt, R. F. D., Tenn. 

21. R. B. McDaniel, S. A. Bradley - - - - Dyer, Tenn. 

22. T. W. Waldrop -------- Idlewild, Tenn. 

23. J. 0. Barker ------ Bradford, R. F. D., Tenn. 

24. Page Jones ------- Kenton, R. F. D., Tenn. 

25. Jack Reagan ------- Trenton, R. F. D., Tenn. 

IDonen's Part in the Liberty Bond Sales 

The First Liberty Loan scarcely reached the people. Money 
had to be raised at once and the people of the land had not been 
awakened to the need of buying these government securities. Al- 
most the whole issue was bought by banks and capitalists. Just 
a few days before the second loan closed, Mrs. A. S. Elder of Tren- 
ton, was appointed chairman of the woman's division of the Gibson 
County salesmen. Hastily organizing a committee of assistants 
Mrs. Elder began the work of enlisting the women in this 
vital way of helping to win the war . The work being new to the 
women of Gibson County and the time so short they sold few bonds 
but they prepared the way for the big part the women took in later 




Mrs. J. D. Senter of Humboldt was County Chairman for the 
other three loans. In asking' her what response she had from the 
district chairmen who assisted her she said: "I found the women, 
as busy as they were, willing and anxious to make sacrifices of 
time, talent and energy to have as large a part as possible in pa- 
triotic work. As I sent out the requests that they would serve as 
chairmen, with very few exceptions, they gladly responded. The 
work of the women of Gibson County ranked among the first of 
the counties of the State. As ( Jounty < 'hairman, 1 was very much 
gratified at their enthusiasm and zeal, as well as the line reports 
they sent in." 



County Chairman, Mrs. A. S. Elder - Trenton 

Mrs. J. W. McGlathery - - - - - - Humboldt 

Mrs. E. S. Bell - ------------ Milan 

Mrs. J. M. DeBow Kenton 

Mrs. G. B. Hargrove -------- .__ Eaton 

Mrs. Von Fly - Gibson 

Mrs. Luther Dennis ----------- Fruitland 

Mrs. T. M. Harper - - - - - Medina 

Mrs. Luther Porter ----------- Rutherford 

Mrs. F. R, ITtley ------- - Yorkville 


Mrs. J. D. Senter, County Chairman - Humboldt 

Mrs. Watt ------- Gibson Wells 

Mrs. G. W. Wade - - - - - Trenton 

Mrs. H. T. Bennett - - - Fruitland 

Mrs. John T. Jackson ------------ Dyer 

Mrs. J. II. Kauffman ------------ Edison 

Miss Essie Rhodes - - - - - Milan 



Mrs. Lester James Gibson 

Mrs. C. H. Nutt -------- 

Mrs. M. E. Andrews ------------ Medina 

Mrs. W. E. Courtney Rutherford 

Mrs. W.H. Hoover ------------ Eaton 

Mrs. Banks Turner ----------- Yorkville 

Mrs. J. H. Pearson ----------- Humboldt 

Mrs. Prank Harwood --------- Trenton, R. 3 


Mrs. G. W. Wade ------------ Chairman 

Mrs. Mare Anthony ------------ Trenton 

Mrs. J. E. Fletcher ----------- Humboldt 

Miss Laura Foltz ------------ Humboldt 

Miss Katie Freed ------------ Trenton 

Miss Helen Freed ---------- - Trenton 

Mrs. V. H. Holmes --------- - Trenton 

Mrs. Gr. B. Hargrove ------------ Eaton 

Mrs. M. H. Taylor --------- - Trenton 

The Gibson County women took also a very active part in the 
War Savings Stamp sales. The social feature added to the W. S. S. 
sales made them perhaps the most delightful of all. Our govern- 
ment treasury officials asked that communities gather at their 
school houses on a set day and with appropriate decorations and 
entertainment take subscriptions to these War Stamps. Commit- 
tees were supposed to have met in each community previously to 
pro rate the quotas so each might know about how much he need 
invest. The quotas were raised in the highest enthusiasm. A Jist 
of the men chairmen for the different districts follows: 

War Savings Stamp Sales - - - T. K. Happel, < 'onnty Clnn. 

J. W. Nichols ---------- Vice Chairman 

District Chairmen : 

District No. 1 R. A. Caldwell 

District No. 2 - - - -5,.qc _•_...---■---.... - Ed James 

District No. 3 -------- - J. R. Jarrell 

District No. 4 ------ — - John Motley 


District No. 5------------ Jas. H. Banks 

District No. 6 ----------- John H. Harber 

District No. 7 ------------ M. H. Holmes 

District. No. 8 ------------ F. R. Utley 

District No. 9 ---------- - W. E. Courteney 

District No. 10 ----------- - R. B. Gray 

District No. 11 ----------- O. F. Huckaba 

District. No. 12 ----------- H. E. Armstrong- 
District No. 13 ------------ John Keaton 

District No. 14---------- Joe N. Alexander 

District No. 15 ------------ J. M. Caruth 

District No. 16 ---------- - Mark Williams 

District No. 17 ----------- C. J. Rochelle 

District No. 18 ------------ H. P. Hale 

District No. 19 ----------- - J. D. 'Daniel 

District No. 20 ----------- - Z. W. Woods 

District No. 21 ----------- Horace Wilson 

District No. 22 ----------- Carl Thetford 

District No. 23------------ Oscar Barker 

District No. 24 ------------ W. P. Jones 

District No. 25 ---------- J. H. Fitzgerald 


Gibson County contributed liberally to the United War Work 
Campaign that raised a fund to be divided among the several 
groups of workers who had authority from the government to 
serve the soldiers at the front. Among these were the Salvation 
Army, the Y. M. C. A., the Y. W. C. A., Jewish Relief, Knights of 
Columbus, etc. 

G. A. Davidson was chairman of 6 West Tennessee counties, 
M. H. Taylor chairman for Gibson County and Mrs. Quintin Ran- 
kin chairman for the women of Gibson County. 

A successful campaign was carried on for funds for the relief 
of the persecuted and starving peoples of the Near East. The 
Armenians were butchered by the thousands and thousands more 
driven from homes and tortured in every way imaginable. The 



Turks have always persecuted the Armenian Christians as those 
of the Mohammedan faith always do try to exterminate those who 
will not be proselyted to their faith. During the world war these 
atrocities were increased a hundred fold. The appeals for gifts 
to this worthy cause were made largely through the churches and 
the response was gratifying. 

A great many French children made orphans by the horrible 
war were adopted by Gibson Comity individuals, lodges, school 
classes, Sunday Schools and other organizations. The funds were 
managed by the Society for the Fatherless Children of France. In 
all cases the mothers were very prompt in their acknowledgment 
of the funds received. Indeed these charming French letters of 
gratitude made it a pleasure to give the small amounts, asked. 
$36.50 with the funds given the widowed mother by the French 
government kept one child for a year. 




Gibson County Home Service Group Number One 



nee Bess Taylor — (1) 

Red Cross Chm. Finance '17-'1S. Surgiial 
Dressings '17-'18, Women's Work '1S-'19, So- 
cial Service '19-'20; Speaker Liberty Loans; 
born 'J renton, daughter of R. Z. and Met- 
tie [vie Taylor; mother of Robert and Ann 

DR. T. L. AUSTIN— (2) 

Dentist Med Adv. Board Ap. '17. Nov. '18; 
born Sept. ID. 18S6, Equality, Ala.; son of 
L. and Emma Hunter Austin; husband of 
Ida Shackelford Austin; father of Louis. 
Jr.; enlisted in Dental Reserve Corps llrh. 


Publicity Director in Liberty and Red Cross 
Drives; born Match 21, ISSi. Brazil; son of 
P. H. and Callie (heat'-; wife Jessie Kill- 
ough Choate; children, G. N . Jr.. and Algie 
Killough Choate; Keal Estate. 

DR. T. N. COCHRAN— (4) 

dim. Med. Adv. Board; member Med. Re- 
serve Board; born Weakley Co.. 1*62, son of 
A. D. and Ann Roberts Cochran; husband 
of Sarah Lockie Si"i, Cochran; physician 
and surgeon Trenton. 


nee Virginia Neil — (5) 

Woman Chairman for county for second 
Liberty Loan; born in Trenton; daughter 
of Judge M. M. and EUsci Chalmers Green 


Chairman Dyer Red Cross; born May 2", 
1862. Belfast, Marshall Co.. Ten,!.; married 
Ola Becton. October 16. 1889, in Dyer; three 
sons in service; manufacturer of Fruit 


Gibson Co. Ohm Bankers Div. Liberty 
Loans; bum Nov. 1, 1880; son of Dr. T. J. 
and Irene Elder Happel; wife, Nancy Glass 
Happel; children. Virginia Irene and Thos. 
K. Jr.; Cashier Gibson County Bank. 


Liberty Loan Sales Chm. 6th Dist.; State 
Senator 71st Gen. Assembly; Chm. W. S. S. ; 
Red Cross speaker; born Feb. Hi. 1871, near 
Baton; married Delia Palmer; children. Mis. 
W. L, Bowie. Mrs. L. F. Taylor, Miss Lil- 
lian Harber. 

nee Bond Shackel vord — (9) 

Chm Eaton Kid Cross T7-'20; Woman Chm. 
W. S S. 6th Dist.; 4 min. speaker L. L. ; 
Gibson County Chm. Tenn. Historical Com.; 
born in Trenton; daughter of LeRoy and 
Penelope Bond Shackelford. 


Chm. Red Cross drives 6th Dist.; Chm. Near 
East Relief; burn July 8, 1880, Clinton, La.; 
son of David M. and Kate Hamilton Brame; 
adopted son of G. W. Hargrove; merchant 
in Laton anil insurance salesman. 


nee Eliza McEwen Grizzard — (11) 

Woman County Chaiirman United War 
Work; assisted in Red Cross and Liiberty 
Loan work; born in Trenton; daughter of 
R. i: ami Clemenza Marshall Grizzard; his- 
torian Elizabeth Marshall Martin 1>. A. R. 

nee Jennie Hewette — (12) 

Chairman Civilian Relief Red Cross Gibson 
County Chapter; born in Centralia, Illinois; 
graduate of Illinois State Normal; teacher; 
Baptist; children, Marion R., Thos. E., Jr.. 
Josephine llarwood Northcross; Robert H. 
anil Rose Eleanor. 

WOOD— (13) 

Liiberty Loan Speaker; born Aug. 5, 1S52, 
Trenton; son of Richard Dudley and Mary 
Everett llarwood; graduate of U. T. and 
Lebanon Law; Recorder, State Senator, 
:erving now second term as Circuit Judge 
of 13th Judicial Circuit. 


nee Nell Brooks Long — (14) 

County Woman Chairman of 3, 4, 5 Liberty 
Loan drives; Vice- Pies. Humboldt Red 
. Cross; born Paducah. Ky., reared Jackson, 
Tenn ; daughter of J. H. and Addie Long; 
one child, J. D. Senter, Jr. 

MRS. E. J. SMITH— (15) 

Cited for unusual Red Cross work record; 
awarded medal and certificate signed by 
President Wilson; born in Bedford Co., 
Tenn.; making home with daughter, Mrs. 
S. A. Bradley, Dyer, Tenn. 


Chairman Gibson Co. Red Cross June '17 to 
Sep. '19; born Trenton. Jan. 28, '79; son of 
W'illia i Love and Josephine Hope Smith; 
husband of Anne Pettey; owner and pub- 
lisher of Trenton Herald-Democrat. 

LOR— (17) 

Co Chm. Speakers Div. 3 Liberty Loans; 
member Legal Advisory Board; Co. Chm. 
United Wat Work; born Aug. 4. 1SS4, Tren- 
ton; son of R z. and Mettie Ivie Taylor; 
married [Catherine Baird Taylor; children. 
Sai ah Elizabeth, Mettie Ivie, Robert Love 
and M. II.. Jr. 


nee Lessie Keenan — (18) 

Co. cii li'. Woman Speakers Liberty Loans; 
7th Dist, Woman Sales Director 3 Loans; 
Chm. Organization Gibson Co. Red Cross; 
member I: C. Advisory Board; born New- 
born. Tenn.; daughter of William Paiks 
ami Sallie fficks Keenan. 


County Sales Director Liberty Loans'; born 
near Trenton, Dec. 14. 1871; son of Isham F. 
and Lou Freeman Wade; father of Robert 
G. W Wade; President of Bank of Trenton 
and Trust Company. 


District Chm. War Savings Stamp cam- 
paign; 21st I 'ist. Chm. United War Work; 
I "in .Ian, 28, 1890, in Diyer; son of J. W. and 

Martha Wils husband of Lelia Baird 

Wilson; Cashier Bank of Dyer. 


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Gibson County Home Service Group Number Two 



Rutherford Treas 1st Red Cross drive; Sec. 
Business Men's Club; Citv Treasurer; Supt, 
Light Plant; born in Trenton, Jan. 21, 1875; 
son of John B. and Eliza Johnson Arnold. 


nee Katie Belle Ward— (2) 

chairman Rutherford Red Cross; daughter 
of Edward Thos. and Rebecca Catherine 
Ward; married in Rutherford, Feb. 23, 1903. 
to Thos E. Arnold; children, Alice. Gladys 
and Thomas Edward. Jr.; official member 
of Home Demonstration Club. 


Gibson County Chm. 1st Y. drive, 2nd Red 
Cross drive and Near East relief; Chm. 6 
counties United War Work; 7th Dist. 
Sales Director 2nd Liberty Loan; born Eat- 
on; son of G. N. and Henrietta Davidson; 
wife. Helena Huggins Davidson. 


Cashier Milan Banking Co.; member of 
Liberty Loan Com. and active in Red 
Cross drives; born Carroll Co., Jan. 2S. 
1876; son of B. A. and Martha Utley Den- 
ney; husband of Mina Stone Denney; chil- 
dren. Jane and Jean. 

A. R. DODSON— (5) 

County Chm. Liberty Loans; Pres. Tenn. 
Bankers Assn.. 1917; 33 years a banker in 
Humboldt; born Aug. 25. 1S65, Gibson Co.; 
son of W. H. and Jerusha Blakemore Dod- 
son; wife was Mattie Belle Scott; child, 
Mrs. Callahan. 


Pharmacist and Manager Milan Drug Co.; 
member History Advisory Board; born Mil- 
an Jan. 6, 1879; son of J. H. and Fannie 
Renter Fields; wife was Hafford Browning; 
children, Mildred, Senter and Gordon. 


Dist. Chm. Liberty Loan and Red Cross 
drives; born Jan. 29, 1SS3, Kenton. Tenn.; 
husband of Margaret Fowler Flowers; 
children Sarah Eleanor and Margaret; Ma- 
son, Knight of Pythias, Presbyterian U. S. 


Chm. War relief; active in Red Cross dri- 
ves; City Att'y. Kenton; born in Dyer, Dec. 
25, 18S5; son of J. T. and Cenia Flowers 
Gordon; wife was Leslie Thornton; children 
Lois. Lucile and Neil. 

nee Florette Kilgore — (9) 

Sec. Rutherford Red Cross; Chm. 2 and 3 
Roll Call; Chm. War Work; Chm. French 
Orphan work; Librarian Home Demonstra- 
tion Club; born Ralston, Tenn.; daughter 
of S. E. and L. A. Killgore; author and 


Rutherford Chm. 4 Liberty Loan drives; 
merchant; horn Covington, Oct. 27. 1S67; 
son of B. A. and Flora Trousdale Hague- 
wood; Registrar 9th Dist.; children. Flor- 
ette, Frances. Louis E., Angeline, Eliza- 
beth and Virginia. 

A. D. HASSELL— (11) 

L. L. Sales Director 13 Dist.; Chm. Red 
Cross and Y drives; Representative 1907- 
1911; born east of Trenton, son of Daniel 
and Maria Thomas Hassell; Sec. Milan B. 
M. C. ; Sec. and Treas. Drainage Project; 
I 'res. Cades Merc. Co. 


nee Mary Belle Jones — (12) 

Publicity Chm. Gibson Co. Red Cross; 
worker in surgical dressing dept. A. R. C. ; 
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Jones of 
Jackson; graduate of M. C. F. I. 

W. W. HERRON— (13) 

Served on Exemption Board; volunteered 5 
times for army service; L. L. and Red 
Cross speaker; born in Trenton Aug. 25, 
1S91; son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Herron; li- 
censed to practice law when 20; mayor of 
Trenton 1919— 


Member Tenn. Legislature 1919—; Mayor Mi- 
lan '17- '19 ; vol. twice for army; born Oct. 
5, 1885, Weakley Co., lived in Milan since 
'88; son of w. J. and E. C. Keaton; wife 
was Cherry Clyde Clark; child, Cherry 


.Member Tennessee Legislature 1919—; Liber- 
ty Loan speaker; born Sep. 14. 1S90, Y'ork- 
ville; son of Dr. A. E. and Marv Banks 
Turner; husband of Ivie McGee Turner; 
official member West Tenn. Farmers Assn. 

A. D. McCUTCHEN— (16) 

Proprietor Dyer Marble Works; member 
Hist Adv. Board; born in Trenton 18S4; 
son of Joe D. and Bettie Blackmond Me- 
Cutchen; wife was Ollie Woods; children, 
Joe Franklin, Mary Elizabeth and Rebecca. 


Sec. and Treas. Gibson Co. Improvement 
Assn.; born in London. Eng.. Aug. 27, 1S70; 
son of R. and Jane Hensher Nethercott; 
1st wife was Mary Hillis; children, Hillis, 
Annie E., Mary and Paul; Mason. Knights 

nee Vennie Edwards — (18) 

Rutherford Chm. Tenn. War Hist. Com. and 
Women Voters League; Sec. and Treas. 
Home Dem. Club; Sec. Red Cross; born 
Smithville, Ky. ; educated Paducah; daught- 
er of W. H. and Ann E. Sirells Edwards; 
married R. Nethercott June 1910. 

nee Florence Foltz — (19) 

Publicity Chm. Humboldt Red Cross; born 
in Madison, Ind.; daughter of F. X. and 
Margaret Howard Foltz; society editor 
Humboldt Courier-Chronicle. 

nee Leila Baird — (20) 

Sec. and Treas. Dyer Red Cross; born in 
Dyer; graduate of Boscobel College; prom- 
inent in Community and Red Cross work; 
member Hist. Adv. Board; daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Baird; one child, Sarah 




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Gibson County Home Service Group Number Three 


Chin. Bradford L. L. drives; born Oct. 23, 
1S71, Bradford; son of Joe N. and Mary 
Lett Alexander; wife was Pearl Hedgcoek; 
children, Kate, Paul J., Mary F.; Mason, 
O. F. ; 20 vears Supt M. E. Sunday School; 
Steward 25 years; merchant. 

R. V. ATKINS— (2) 

Chm. Red Cross roll call; chm. speakers 
R. C. and L. L. ; horn Jan. 3, 1891, Gleason, 
Tenn.; son of G. B. and Mary Wallace At- 
kins; wife was Lorene Freeman; educator. 
Sec. Tenn. Div. Am. Nat'l. Trails; real 
estate and insurance. 

F. L. BROWNING, Pg. B.— (3) 

County Supt. Education; V. P. West Tenn. 
Teachers Ass'n. 1920; speaker L. L. and 
Near East: born Feb. 13, 18SS, Carroll Co.; 
son of J. H. and Malissa Brooks Browning; 
wife was Carrie Moses; children, James 
Leal and Doris. 

nee Hughla Davidson — (4) 

Director Womans Work Gib Co. Chapter 
Red Cross; born in Trenton; daughter of 
Hugh Lawson and Rebecca Deason David- 
son; niece of late James R. Deason; mem- 
ber of Cumberland Presbyterian church. 


nee Roberta Hays. — (5) 

Sec. and Treas. Eaton Red Cross; a direct- 
or of Eaton-Centre School 1918-1920; daught- 
er of J. G. and Isabelle Skiles Hays; born 
near Trenton; Baptist; one son, John Hays 


Sec Home Service Work Humboldt Chap- 
ter A. R. C. March 1, 1919. to Feb. 10, 1920; 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Duffey; 
born in Alamo, Tenn.; High School, Home 
Service Institute, Atlanta, Business Course 
Union University. 


nee Martha Evelyn Wright — (7) 

Secretary Gib. Co. Chapter Red Cross June 

1917, to Nov., 191S, Sec. and Treas. Feb . 

1918, to Nov.. 1918; daughter of Prof. John 
C. and Evelyn Richardson Wright; one 
child, Evelyn Elder. 

R. B. GRAY— (8) 

Kenton Chm. L. Loans; Y. M. C. A., Red 
Cross and War Stamp drives, born March 
31, ISSn. near Kenton; U. of Tenn.; wife was 
Lessie Dean Tilghman; children. Sara. Mil- 
dred and Robert, Jr.; Methodist; Shriner 
Mason; Cashier First Nat'l. Bank at Ken- 


Chm. Bradford Red Cross. Chm. United 

War Work and R. C. drives; born March 

17, 18S4, Cleburne, Tex.; Tenn, 1890; son of 
Esq. J. M. and Sallie Webb Guy; wife was 

Gertude Townsend; child, Marion Clare; 
Baptist; merchant. 

J. W. HAYNIE— (10) 

County Publicity Chm. L. Loans; owner 
and publisher Milan Exchange; son of C. 
M. and Sallie Crutcher Haynie; wife was 
Mattie Pearce: children. Marian, Charles. 
Martha; Mississippian by birth, Tennessean 
by choice. 

nee Edna Donaldson — (11) 

Chm. Brazil Red Cross; Chin. 5th I >ist. 
Tenn. Hist. Com.; born Trenton, daughter 

of Andrew and Marye Joe Moody; childien, 
Lillian L.. Andrew Donaldson, Robert Jo^e 
Mary M., William J. and Albert Leon; 

nee Clara Ropiquet — (12) 

Chm. Gibson Red Cross; Chm. membership 
R. C. drive; Chm. School Improvement 
League; daughter of Fred and Anna Wan- 
geliu Ropiquet; Loin in Belleville, 111.; two 
children, Elizabeth and Margaret. 


nee Hattie Capelle — (13) 

Milan Chm. Hist. Com.; born in Newbern; 
daughter of W. H. and Callie Rodgers Ca- 
pelle; teacher in Milan High School; son, 
William Capelle Keaton. 


Chm. 2nd L. Loan; born Nov. 12, 1883, Milan; 
son of W. J. and Lizzie Craig Keaton; 
children, Leroy ami William; died Nov. 2, 
1818; was Cashier Farmers Peoples Bank; 
Pres. School Board; Mason, O. F. ; Cumber- 
land Presbyterian. 


Secretary and Treasurer oi Bradford Red 
Cross; born in Bradford; not married; 
son of J. M. and Sara Flippin Mount, mer- 


Chairman Yorkville Red Cross; born in 
Corkville: daughter of Joseph S. and 
Mary Frazier McCorkle; teacher in York- 
ville High School; member of Christian 

R. B. McDANIEL, Esq.— (17) 

21st Dist. Sales director L. I, nans; Magis- 
trate and Cashier Farmers and Merchants 
Bank, Dyer; son of Jas. N. and Sarah Reed 
McDaniel; born Dyer, 1858; 1st wife was 
Tennie Hearn; children, Mrs. Pearl Mc- 
Farland. Mrs. Lovie Caldwell and Chas. 
W. ; present wife, Mollis Barnett McDaniel. 


Chm. Zone 13 War Resources Com. (9 
counties West Tenn); born July 1, 1S77. 
New Bedford, Mass.; wife was Sylvia E. 
Horan; one child. Sylvia Frances; Cotton 
tmall business all his life managing large 
mills at Louisville, Ky., Cluster, Pa., and 
Trenton, Tenn. 

DR. F. E. WYATT— (19) 

Chm. Red Cross and L L. drives; born 
Oct. 20, 1872. Yorkville; son of H L. and 
Harriett Hendricks Wyatt; wife was 
Blanche Turner; children. Ralph. Ewing. 
and Llt-wollyn; Mason: Cum IT<:-\. Pres. 
Bank of Yorkville. 

ROLLIE P. YATES, Jr.— (20) 

Cashier Farmers Bank Bradford: son of R. 
P. and Many Foster Yates; born March 6, 
1SS5; husband of Lena Martin Yates; sun 
Herchal; member Historical Adv. Board. 



Gibson County Home Service Group Number Four 

Some of the District Chairmen of the Tennessee Historical Com- 
mittee and Others Who Have Assisted in the 
Collection of Soldiers' Records. 



nee Ida Shackelford — (1) 

7th Hist. Chm. Term. Hist. Com.; born in 
Trenton; daughter of LeRoy and Penelope 
Bond Shackelford; son T. Louis. Jr.; taught 
kindergarten in Trenton; primary work at 

nee Bula Norman — (2) 

Born in Tennessee; daughter of J. J. and 
Dora Penn Norman; children are Wylma, 
Bessie and Ima Barker; Methodist; Chm. 
Dist. 23. 

nee Lottie Dance — (3) 

Chm. Hickory Grove Red Cross; 16 Dist. 
Chm. Hist. Com ; daughter of Capt, John 
R. and Martha Hillaman Dance; children. 
James Russell, Hillsman Dance, Wood- 
ford M., John Bragg; Baptist. 


nee Ida Mae Davidson — (4) 

Participated in Red Cross and Y. M. C. A. 
work; Chm. Dist. 11; born in Dyer; daught- 
er of J. G. and Emma Davidson; Methodist 

nee Mary Sue Watt — (5) 

Chm. -I Dist. ; burn Gibson Wells; daughter 
of Joseph F. and Ann Foster Watt; Metho- 

nee Mary Scott — (6) 

Active part taken in Red Cross and other 
war work; Chm. 21 Dist. Hist. Com.; born 
in Paris, Tenn. ; daughter of Sterling B. and 
Mary Biggs Scott; children. Mrs. H. T. 
Rowe and Walter S. Ditmore. 

nee Eunice Meals — (7) 

Chm. Womans Work Gibson Red Cross; 
Chm. T. W. H. Com. IS Dist.; born in Gib- 
son, daughter of William I. and Rebecca 
Jones Meals; educated Hall Moody. 


Fruit and Vegetable Dealer; born in Gibson 
April 19, 1SS3; son of James A. and Mattie 
Parker Dungan; Steward in Methodist 

nee Ocie McMinn — (9) 

3 Dist. Chm. T. Hist. Com.; born in Milan; 
daughter of J. w. and Sarah McMinn; Bap- 
tist; educated Trenton, U. T and Valpar- 
aiso I".; children, Sarah Bond, Virginia 


Partner in Hawks and Duffey Wholesale 
Gro. Co.; born in Humboldt. Oct. 16, 1S75; 
son of Henry J. and Sarah Morphis Duffey. 


Chm. Medina Red Cross, also Chm mem- 
bership drives; born in Medina; daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson O. Graves; educat- 
ed at M. C. F. I. 

MRS. N. D. GUY nee Inez 
Maurine Clements — (12) 

14th Dist. Chm. T. H. Com.; born in Ken- 
ton; daughter of Henry Clay and Mary A. 
Perkins Clements; George Peabody College; 
Baptist; supported French orphan, 


nee Mattie Preston — (13) 

First Dist. Chm. T. H. Com.; born in Le- 
banon; daughter of Capt. S. S. and Anna- 
tasia Keys Preston; children, James Pres- 
ton and Mary Gabrilla, both imembers of the 
faculty of the University of Tennessee. 


Principal Medina High School; Iras taught 
in Gibson county 40 years; IS years chair 
in Humboldt High School; born in Hum- 
boldt; son of J. A. W. and Gabrilla Lank- 
ford Hess; Methodist. 


nee Celia Birchett — (15) 

24th Dist. Chm. T. H. Com.; daughter of 
J. B. and Dora Wright Birchett; active in 
community work; children, Thelma, Velma 
and Allen Birchett Minton; Methodist. 

nee Onis Shelton — (16) 

Asst. Chm. 11 Dist. T. H. Com.; born in 
Madison County; daughter of W. T. and 
Adele Cooper Shelton; Union University; 
one daughtetr, Sara Jane; served some 
months as County Demonstrator pro tern. 

nee Dora Norvell — (17) 

6th Dist T. H. Com.; born in Eaton; daught- 
er of Joe and Margaret Taylor Norvell; one 
son. Shirley in A. E. F., another, Bruce, 
S i . A. T. C, two other sons and three 

nee Lillian F. Cooke — (18) 

12 Dist. T. H. Com.; born 7 inriles east of 
Trenton; daughter of Joseph F. and Mary 
E. Altman Cooke; active in Red Cross, 
school and church work; children, Hunter, 
Paul, Elizabeth and Mary Frances. 

nee Ina Allene Cawthon — (19) 

8th Dist. Chm. T. H. Com.; born in York- 
ville; daughter of El W. and Callie Whit- 
son Cawthon; active in Red Cross work; 
one son, Burney Cawthon Zarecor. 

Mesdames H. Wilson. R. Nethercott. R. 
L. Haguewood, R. L. Hunt, J. J. Keaton. 
also served the State in securing soldier 
records; their photographs and sketches 
appear on other pages. 

Mesdames G. T. Jackson, Joe Gordon. W. 
H. Neill, Nellie Mount, W. D. Baird, T. L. 
Pounds, A. L. Barksdale and W. T. Scruggs 
complete the list of historical committee- 



Gibson County Home Service Group Number Five 


Physician on Local Board alter Dr. Mc- 
Ree entered service; County Health officer; 
born in Gibson county, Aug. 25. 1871; son of 
James F. and Sarah Taylor Bennett; wile 
was Mabel Harbert; sons, Harbert, Basil, 

E. M. BOYERS— (2) 

Clerk Humboldt Lay Court; assisted in 
registration and various relief drives; son 
of Patrick and Nancy Bayers; wife was 
Jessie McClain; son, Hillsman Boyers; T. 
M. A.; Baptist. 


Assistant Clerk of Local Board; born in 
Murfreesboio; daughter of F. L. and Sal- 
lie Alexander Dennison; Peabody High 
School, Trenton and business course; sten- 
ographer American Cotton Oil Co. 

W. M. DUNLAP— (4) 

Magistrate sine. May 1909; Clerk of Hum- 
boldt Chanceny Court; born in Humboldt 
Dec. 11. 1845; son of Ebeneza and Mary Har- 
bour Dunlap; wife was Willie Hess; child- 
ren. Margaiet, James L., Chessie, Kittie. 


Member ' Executive Co>m. L. Loan; born in 
Trenton. Jan. 14, 1862; son of John W. and 
Martha Houston Elder; first wife was Em- 
ma Caldwell; present wife was Virginia 
Neil; president Gibson County Bank. 


Clim. Red Cross drive; 7th Dist. Clim. 3rd L. 
Loan; Vice Char. United War Work; speak- 
er; born in Trenton July 27, 1S75; son of 
Horace M. and Sallie Hoyard Crisp Elder; 
Vanderbilt 1500; lawyer; wife was Martha 
E. Wright. 

A. B. FOUST— (7) 

County L. L. Chm. for materials; member 
LegalAdvisory Board; Humboldt sales di- 
rector L. L. ; chm. Red Cross membership 
drive; born Marshall Co., Ky . 1SS3; wife 
was Lucile Sinclair; children, Helen, Jack, 
Mary; Real Estate. 


Major on Governor's Staff; born in Trenton 
Aug. 25, 1875; son of Julius and Henrietta 
Cohn Freed; director in Gib. Co. Bank 
and Bank of Trenton; B. P. O. E. ; head 
of firm J. Freed and Sons; on L. L. com- 

K. C. GORDON— (9) 

Wholesale Grocer; born in Baton Rouge. 
La., Aug. 21, 1871; son of Gen. W. O. and 
Emma Forkner Gordon; first wife was Ol- 
lie Hays; son Osceola; present wife was 
Annie Huggins. 

W. O. GRAVES— (10) 

1st Dist. Chm. L. Loans; born Gibson Co., 
July 6, 1859; son of Talton and Virginia 
Oliver Graves; wife was Alice Nowell; 
children, Aubrey, Frank. Hazel, Constance, 
Mary, Ruth, Edith; merchant; Methodist. 


Dep. Food Administrator born in Carroll 
Co., Oct 28, 1866; son of Franklin and Fran- 
ces Galemore Green; wife was May McKen- 
zie; children. Horace. Roy, Mary; merch- 
ant; Mason. Odd Fellow, Modern Wood- 
man; Methodist. 


Publicity Mgr. Red Cross drives; born in 
Gibson county, Oct. 9, 1873; son of Stith 
and Mary Wade Harrison; wife was Kate 
Cresap; children. Nelson C, Mary, Frank; 
pardner Harrison-Snyder Co. 


Magistrate 1» years; with Forrest's Cav- 
alry, 1864; born Chester Dist. S. C, Jan. 1. 
1846; son of W. H. and Margaret Boyd 
Hefley; wife was Fannie Flowers; children, 
Jamie (Stewart.) Fanchon (Harris,) Frank, 
Jas. Henry, Jr., Clarke, Thomas, Margaret; 
Mason; Meth. Steward 35 years. 


nee Elizabeth Tyree — (14) 

Woman Chm. 6th Dist. D. Loan sales 3 
and 4; born near Trenton; daughter of C. 
H. and Mary E. Dance Tyree; Baptist; for 
8 years Asst. Cashier Bank of Eaton. 

W. H. HOOVER— (15) 

Organizer and Cashier of Bank of Eaton; 
born in Eaton. May 11. 1875; son of Byron 
and Euphemia Hodge Hoover; Mason; Pres- 
byterian; 12 years constable and deputy 
sheriff; died Oct. 21, 1918. 

W. T. INGRAM— (16) 

Prop. Lumber Co. and Owner of Silver 
Lake Stock Farm; born March 13, 1S57, Gib- 
son Co.; son of R. S. and Julia Fields In- 
gram; wife was Ann Buchanan; children, 
Tommie i Mrs. Carlyle Nuckolls) and Wil- 
li! u Mason. 


Chm. L. Loans ISth Dist.; born in Gibson, 
Dec. 2S, 1881; son of L. C. and Fannie Blair 
James; wife was Mary Bass; children, Rob- 
ert Guy and Irene; Cashier Bank of Gibson; 
W. O. W., Mason. 


chin. Xmas. Red Cross Roll Call; speaker 
L. Loans and W. S. S. drives; born 11th 
Dist. Gibson Co, June 23. 1S77; son of W. H. 
and Catherine Rodgers Landrum; wife was 
Alice Brett; lawyer. 


Sheriff Gibson County; born in Marshall 
Co.. Feb. 3. 1872; moved to Gibson Co.. 1S85; 
wife was Mrs. Nora Huev; son L. M.. Jr.: 
elected Sheriff May 8. 1919. to fill unexpired 
term; re-elected Aug. 4, 1920. 

J. W. McGLATHERY— (20) 

Chm. Humboldt Red Cross; Post Master 
Humboldt; born Dec. 29. 1S79, Toone, Terra.; 
son of F. M. and Mattie Mercer McGlath- 
ery; wife was Ada Sharp, 




i M^MlM'M'M'MM MM^JXUi^^M 


Gibson County Home Service Group Number Six 


Sec. Trenton Chamber of Commerce; on L. 
Loan committees; born near Bradford, July 
14. 1S73; son of N. I. H. and Callie Virginia 
Boone McKenzie; wife was Anna Hays Dew; 
children S. H., Jr., Robert Hess. 


Red Cross and Y. committees; born Jan 2r>, 
1882, 6th Dist; son of S. D. and Rachel 
Burkett Milligan; wife was Jessie Dodson; 
children. Dorothy. Luther W., Jr.; Mgr. 
Milligan-Morris Co.; Sec. Official Board 


L. L. and \V. S. S. committees; physician 
and surgeon; born Dec. 23, 1S76, Sumner Co., 
Tenn.; 15 years in Gibson Co.; wife was 
Mai Ramsey; children, Robert, Harry, Imo- 
gene; moved from Riverside to Trenton, 
Jan. 1, 1919. 

J. F. PARKER— (4) 

Mayor of Gibson 1914-191.S; born in Gibson, 
Jan. 19. Is63; son of Esq. M. F. Parker and 
Vanleer Walker Parker; merchant; eight 
children; one son in war. 

C. W. ROOKS— (5) 

Senator til Gen. Assembly; co-editor Cour- 
ier Chronicle. Humboldt; born in Weakley 
Co.; son of A. and Belle Johnson Rooks; 
wife was Kate Senter; children, Kathleen 
R. MoKnight. Bessie, Nell, Charles, Rachel; 
introduced first equal suffrage bill in legis- 


Member Hist. Adv. Board; served on (' I 

of Civil Appeals as special Judge by ap- 
pointment of Gov. Patterson; born March 
17. 1872, Humboldt; State senator 1907-1909: 
Humboldt lawyer since 1896; wife was Nell 

H. V. SENTER— (7) 

Justice of the Peace, Mayor Medina, Sec. 
School Board; Co. -Mgr. Medina Fruit Assn; 
born Aug. 17, 1872, Gibson Co.; son of W. M. 
and Nancy J. Pemberton Senter; first wife 
yas Emma Burrow; present, Minnie D. 
Hardy; children, Robert W, and II Vernon. 

J. J. SNYDER— (8) 

Owner and director of the Eclipse Marble 
and Granite "Works in Humboldt; learned 
the trade at 14 years of age; wife was Hat- 
tie Pugh; children. W. H. and Katie Lou 
Kimbrough; Mr. and Mrs. Snyder celebrate 
their golden wedding anniversary next year 


Speaker in L. Loans; born Nov. 30, 1SS2, 
Hagenua, Alsace; to Trenton, Tenn.. U. S. 
A., Sept. 2, 1900; Tailor until Jan 19211. 
when he became pardner in Harrison Dry 
Goods Co.; visited Alsace Aug. 1920. 

SOL SHATZ— (10) 

Kenton Chairman Liberty Loans: wife was 
Flora Marks; five sons, two in service; four 
daughters; Merchant; Shriner; Knight of 

F. C. STREUFERT— (11) 

Pardner in Humboldt Milling Co.; born 
Neuendorf, Province Pommern, Germany; 

America lss7 ; applied for citizenshii e 

year later; final papers 1893; Humboldt in 
June. 1914. 


Sec. County War Council; Sec. Trenton 
B. M. C. during war; previously I lep. Sec. 
State of Tenn., 8 years; born in Dycrsburg, 
Dec. 23. 1867; sen of ('apt. Geo. \v. and 
Sarah Wad.' Talley; Real estate. 

J. J. TATEM— (13) 

Manager Forked Deer Mfg. Co.; born Nor- 
folk Va ; wife was Lee Caldwell; children, 

Durv I Robbie T. Moore, Bemis, Guer- 

ant, Loevia. John James, Jr.: home in Tren- 
ton 17 years; Baptist. 

IRA B. TAYLOR— (14) 

Co. Sec. and Treas. ll>i\ Cross drive; I. I, 
Com.: born in Trenton, July 11, 1874; son of 
s. J and Mollie Crenshaw Taylor; wife 
was Emma Hickman; children. Virginia, 
Maiy, Ira, Jr., John; Chm. School Board. 


Register Gibson Co.; assisted exemption 
board; born Trenton, Dec. 7. IS72; son of 
S. J. and Mollie Crenshaw Taylor; wile 
was Willie Mitchell; Buyer and shipper nf 

B. F. JONES— (16) 

Circuit Court Clerk for II years; born in 
Trenton. Nov. 19. IMS; fiirst wit'-- was Mrs. 
Viek Cole Green, who had one son, R. O. 
Green; children, Edgar. Robert. Carrie 
(Patterson); present wife was Mis. .lane 
McDaniel Jones who had two children, Mol- 
lie J. Thomas and Leila Snoddy; children 
Reginald, Knox. Helen Atkins; Sheriff ! 
years; Mason; Methodist. 


Judy.' of Gibson Co.; born 2:; Dist., Nov. 
Is, 1866; wife was Roberta Moore; children, 
I'rsab. Kate and Alfred; Mayor of Milan >'• 
cars; elected Judge of Gibson Co. Aug. 4. 

DR. J. W. THOMPSON— (18) 

Member Humboldl Med. Adv. Hoard: den- 
tist: born in Milan. Feb. 1. 1S74; son of C. 
I and Angie Johnson Thompson; wile was 
Margaret Pearson. 

F. R. UTLEY— (19) 

Yorkville Chm. L. Loan and one Red Cross 
drive; born in Kentucky lS7. r >; son of J. A. 
and Martha Shutt Utley; wife was Annie 
Shannon; children, Lojyse, Prentice, Mary 
i Veil; cashier of Yorkville. 

W. L. WADE— (20) 

Sales Mgr. Gibson Co. Victory Lean; Chm. 
1st Red Cross drive; treas. Red Cross 
chapter t; months; born Bradford, July 11. 
1S67; son of R. H and Elizabeth Lett Wade; 
wife was Sallie Mullins; children. Marj 
Birmingham, Evelyn Harwood. 


MfflissEnBo s?[S5SisaiaaOT.^M^^^ 


This engraving of the Gibson ( lounty ( !our1 1 [ouse is made from 
a photograph taken several years ago. The small trees shown 
here arc now very large and so obscure the view of the building 
that a photograph today would show more park than court house. 
The Confederate monument stands southeast of the building and 
a beautiful fountain plays near the southwesl corner. 

The court house was built in 1899. The following gentlemen 
were members of the building committee : R. Z. Taylor, T. J. Hap- 
pel, M. D., See.; B. C. Jarrell, J. W. Howell, John T. Hale. W. 
Chamberlain and Co., of Knoxville were the architects and T. R. 
Biggs and Son of Trenton, the contractors. Recently having been 
repainted the court house looks new and stately as when first er- 
ected. The large auditorium is used not only for Circuit Court 
and official and political gatherings, but sonic great religious meet- 
ings have been held there, and the literary and musical contests 
of the Gibson County Field Days find suitable accommodation 



County Officials 

County Judge ----------- R. K. Taylor 

Trustee ------------- W. D. Davis 

County Court Clerk ------- --J. H. Burress 

Circuit Court Clerk --------- B. F. Jones 

Chancery Court Clerk -------- F. G. Holmes 

Register ------------- M.W.Taylor 

Circuit Court Clerk Humboldt - - - - - W. M. Dunlap 

Clerk of the Law Court Humboldt E. M. Boyers 

Sheriff -------------- L. M. Logan 

County Superintendent of Education F. L. Browning 

County Truant Officer -------- J. B. Cummings 

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Personnel of the Qibson County Court 



F. J. Foster 1 

W.J. Boone 1 

H. V. Senter 1 

J. R. Jackson 2 

R. T. Lewis 2 

Hugh T. Bennett 3 

W. M. Dunlap 3 

B. A. Craddock 3 

J .A. Brown 4 

J. R. Craig 4 

D. M. Dinwiddie 5 

M. M. Mallett 5 

< !. E. Adams (died July 1, 

1920) 6 

Successor R. H. Malone 

J. C. Carlton 6 

J. I. Crenshaw 7 

W. F. McRee 7 

J. H. Hefley 7 

0. R, Howse 7 

J. L. McCorkle 8 

F. B. Lasley 8 

D. F. Lassiter 9 

Jack Flowers 9 

W. T. Halford 9 

W. D. Kerr 10 

J. L. Harris 10 

J. B. Fletcher 11 

E. D. Barron 11 

J. S. Burns 12 

Walter McLean 12 


J. H. Browning 13 

A. D. Holt 13 

L. R. Powell 13 

J. M. Guy 14 

E. A. Craddock 14 

J. A. Overton 14 

A. H. Cannon 15 

J. M. Caruth 15 

J. Q. Koffman 16 

Succeeded by Repps Knox 
Jan. 1920. 

C. W. Morgan 16 

A. K. Perry 17 

J. A. Fisher 17 

R. D. Estes 18 

R. Z. Coleman 18 

W. R. Couch 19 

J. A. O 'Daniel 19 

W. E. Hunt 20 

J. H. Koffman 20 

O. T. Love 21 

J. T. Hall 21 

R, B. McDaniel 21 

J. N. Thetford 22 

J. F. Arnold 22 

N. B. Johnson 23 

J. J. Mormon 23 

T. L. Marsh 24 

C. E. Garner 24 

J. H. Fitzgerald 25 

Succeeded by A. L. Barks- 

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Qibson County 

(Map used by courtesy of Mr. Nethercott of Rutherford Milling Co.) 

Gibson County, loyal daughter of the Old Volunteer State, and 
a big sister to Obion, Weakley, Carroll, Madison, Crockett and 
Dyer Counties that surround her, stands mighty in power, deep in 
purpose and world-wide in her influence. 

Gibson County was formed in 1823, surveyed to contain about 
550 square miles, and named in honor of Col. Thomas Gibson. 

From the hilly, broken eastern part to the level "bottom" lands 
of the western border, one finds fertile acres suited to the cultiva- 
tion of almost everything grown within the Temperate Zone. 
In agriculture no county in the State excells her and her place is 
well at the front in the number of inhabitants and the aggregate 
wealth of her citizens. Gibson is the leading county in Tennessee 
in vegetables produced, in poultry and in the value of her horses. 


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The South Fork of the Obion River on the northeast boundary, 
the .Middle Fork of the Forked Deer on the south-west border and 
the North Fork of the Forked Deer through the central portion 
of the county are its chief water courses. The drainage of the 
swamp lands in the past several years has reclaimed much land 
cultivation and has doomed to anihilation the malaria-bearing 

Indeed the health of Gibson countians is receiving the best of 
attention. The County Court has a doctor from the State Board 
of Health employed to examine the school children, to give ty- 
phoid inoculation to all who desire it and to promulgate princi- 
ples of rural sanitation in communities not controlled by corpora- 
tion health laws. Dr. I. C Jones held the position until a few 
months ago. He accomplished much in awaking the people to 
higher ideals of sanitation. A Red Cross nurse also visits homes 
and schools. 

It is through her farming interests that Gibson County stands 
pre-eminent. For some years past it has been the policy of the 
County ( lourt to employ an efficient farm demonstrator to look af- 
ter the farming interests of Gibson County. Mr. Herrington and 
Mr. Abernathy began the farm demonstration work in the county 
and by wise help to the farmers, established faith in the new 
department. J. 0. Tackett has been farm demonstration agent 
for several years. He has proved a very successful assistant to 
the farmers through his suggestions on the cultivating, harvesting 
and marketing of crops. His articles in the county papers were 
always read with interest. Mr. Tackett resigned a few months 
ago to accept a chair in agriculture in the Humboldt High School. 
The court has just employed a trained man for the position now — 
L. H. Haltom. 

Miss Flise Catron, a charming woman well versed in Domestic 
Science, lias the department of Home Demonstration. Through 
her and Mr Tackett 's untiring labors in collecting and good taste 
in arranging exhibits, Gibson county won second prize among the 
21 competing counties at the Tri-State Fair in Memphis in 1919. 
This year, without the help of a farm demonstrator, Miss Catron 
shouldered the whole burden of the Memphis exhibit. In placing 
the. exhibit, she was assisted by Mr. Bolt Scruggs. Again she won 
honors for Gibson County. She won first place among Tennessee 

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Home Demonstration Camp 

Counties and tied for second prize among all the counties of the 
three States . The demonstrators of the winning county had been 
allowed $1500.00 for expenses and those of the county that tied 
with Gibson for second place had $700.00 at their disposal. Gib- 
son had no such fund at all. 

There being no farm demonstration agent at present, facts con- 
cerning the big work accomplished in that line are not available. 
Farmers who co-operated with the department have reaped great 
benefits. Some communities have awakened to co-operative buy- 
ing and selling and all have profited handsomely. The greatest 
work has been done among the boys in the corn and pig clubs. 
The boys have been shown the attractive side of farming instead 
of realizing only the drudgery. 

In a few paragraphs a more detailed account of the home dem- 
onstration department appears. 

Miss Ruth Arey began the home demonstration work in Gibson 
County, in May 1917. She is now Division Agent and visits Gib- 
son County often and shows a keen interest in the progress of the 
work here. 



Hickory Grove organized the first woman 's club with a member- 
ship of 53. At the end of the year 1917, ten clubs for women and 
six for girls with a total enrollment of 386 were working. Due to 
the great need to produce and conserve food caused by the war, 
the rural people were most enthusisastie in doing their part. 

The subjects of all-year gardens, and canning and preserving 
were thoroughly studied at the beginning. We were then shower- 
ed with war recipes. A drive was put on for using a surplus of 
Irish potatoes to save wheat flour. Every conceivable way of pre- 
paring these potatoes was studied by the clubs. Along with that 
were the war bread recipes. The Eldad club of which Mrs. R. Z. 
Coleman was president, reported ten out of seventeen homes re- 
frained from using wheat flour but twice a week. Sixty two fami- 
lies in Gibson County reported no wheat flour used after the strict- 
est call to conserve was out until the situation was relieved. Quite 
a number more families could be in this class but their records 
were not reported to the H. D. agent. Two women's clubs an- 
swered the call when increased production of pork was urged. 

In a number of places the 11. D. (dubs furnished the nucleus for 
the Red Cross sewing and knitting to be done. Liberty Loan lead- 
ers called on the chairmen of the II. I). clubs to aid their organiza- 
tion for that work. 

The girls' club in Laneview, Hickory Grove and Bradford equip- 
ped a nice kitchen in the school building in their respective com- 
munities. During the school months, Miss Arey gave them domes- 
tic science lessons in these kitchens once a week. The same kitch- 
ens were used by the women's clubs for their monthly meetings at 
which time demonstrations were given. 

On February 1, 1919, Miss Elsie Catron took charge of the home 
demonstration work in Gibson County. She supervises 18 clubs 
over the county — the following women's clubs: Bradford, Brazil, 
Dyer, Eaton, Eldad, Hickory Grove, Hope Hill, Laneview, 
Moore's Chapel, Oakview and Rutherford. The following are 
girls' clubs: Central, Dyer, Edison, Hickory Grove, Medina, 
Moore's Chapel, Neboville and Yorkville. There is a total mem- 
ship of 525. There are 150 poultry club members and 150 mem- 
bers of the garden clubs. The aggregate value of the canning done 
by the clubs last year was $4600.00. 




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Canning Club 

M iss Catron arranges for a Girls Home Demonstration Camp at 
Vincent Springs, near Dyer, each year. Forty two of the girls 
attended the 1919 camp and seventy two took part in the 1920 
camp. Of course, there is plenty of fun and recreation but the 
girls really get a short course in home demonstration. Under 
careful supervision the girls dress chickens, cook, clean up and 
get very practical lessons. It is all done "turn about" and in a 
jolly spirit of racing and rivalry so the tasks appear as play. Lec- 
tures and demonstrations are given by specialists from the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee and the Division of Extension and from the 
Agricultural Department at Washington, D. C. 

The most progressive H. D. clubs hold community fairs. Lane- 
view and Oakview have held three, Medina two and Rutherford 
a very successful one recently. Oakview carried a community ex- 
hibit to the Jackson fair last year. This year there were two 
community exhibits from Gibson County — Brazil and Rutherford. 
In 1918, there were 4 community exhibits at the Gibson County 
fair; 4 in 1919, and 8 in 1920. These community exhibits show 
marvelous collections of things that tell of the progress and pros- 


perity of the places they represent. There have been Gibson Coun- 
ty exhibits at the Tri-State fair in Memphis for three successive 

Tliree county poultry shows have brought out some beautiful 
birds. The 1920 show offers a short course in poultry keeping. A 
County Poultry Association has been organized. Dr. W. F. 
.Mat thews is president. Miss Catron corresponding secretary and 
Mrs. H. W. Bandy, recording secretary and treasurer. 

A very helpful feature of the community clubs this year has 
been the teaching of bread making culminating in a bread con- 
test. 1300 girls and 2200 women in West Tennessee participated. 
Each H. D. club held its club contest and sent winners to the 
county bread contest at Trenton. Mrs. Claude Cladhill of Dyer 
won first prize, a $75.00 vapor oil stove given by the Detroit Vapor 
Stove Co.; Mrs. J. F. Patterson of the Eaton club won second, a 
.*:!.). 00 aluminum steam pressure canner. In the girls clubs Joan- 
na Patterson of the Central club won first prize, a cedar chest; 
Marvel Bass of Eldad, a steam pressure canner and Nannie Lou 
Cooper of Hickory Grove, won third prize, an ivory comb and 
brush set. Winners in the county contests took part in the West 
Tennessee bread contest held in Jackson. Mrs. Gladhill won third 
place among the women and Joanna Patterson third place among 
the girls. 

Besides the Business Mens clubs in many of the towns there is 
a county organization that stands for "Good roads, good schools 
and good churches" — it is the "Gibson County Improvement As- 
sociation." Esq. W. R. Couch of Kenton is president; R. Nether- 
cott of Rutherford is secretary and treasurer and the following 
gentlemen are vice presidents: John Logan, District No. 8, G. 
S. Barton No. 9, Clarence Bogle No. 10, J. T. Callahan No. 19, 
Henry Dickey No. 21, Esq. John Norman No. 23, and Page Jones 
No. 21. The eastern part of the county is blessed with two nation- 
al highways. The Gibson County Improvement Association is at 
work to develop good highways through the central portion of the 

No sketch of Gibson county, however brief, attempting to por- 
tary the events of 1917-1918-1919 could ignore the splendid service 
rendered by the newspapers. Up until the war period, we did 

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not realize what an asset our newspapers were. Our government 
asked the American press, from the mighty metropolis papers to 
the smallest village sheet to place before the people the facts that 
would awaken the folk to an enthusiastic buying of government 
securities. The United States asked millions of dollars value in 
newspaper space free and freely was it given. The same amount 
of advertising cost the English government millions of dollars. 
Our papers gave ungrudgingly and theirs should be the credit and 
honor. Editor J. W. Haynie of the Milan Exchange was county 
publicity chairman. He and Editor Chas E. Smith of the Herald- 
Democrat at Trenton, Charles Glass of the Gazette also of Tren- 
ton, the editor brothers, C. W. and C. E. Rooks, of the Humboldt 
Courier Chronicle and Editor Williams of the Rutherford Regis- 
ter all received citations for doing effective war work through 
their papers. During the two years Editor Glass was in Prance, 
the Gazette was published by Mrs. J. B. Judd nee Martha Glass. 
During the latter part of the war different business firms in the 
towns shouldered a part of the cost of the government advertising 
but the vast majority of it was borne by the newspapers. It was 
not a case of using unfilled space for every column could have been 
sold. It was an unprecedented time of advertising in many lines. 

For 52 consecutive years the Gibson County Fair has been held 
in Trenton, a delight to all whose hearts are not over fifty years 
old, and a wonderful incentive to better farming, better cultiva- 
tion of housewifely talents and better poutry raising. 

Let 's go back a decade or two and recall the fair during the days 
of fine show horses. Gibson county had some of the finest in the 
world. Remember how the Barham horses would cake walk and 
take a step or two up the stairway to the band stand? Mr. Bob 
Hays would come plunging into the ring on a splendid bay and 
Mr. Bob Howse on a ribbon winning gray. Remember how King 
Lear could trot"? But why name them. Already memory has the 
ring filled again for us with those matchless beauties. Looking 
over the field, calling upon all your knowledge of horse qualities, 
you perhaps chose the bay. The girl at your side in a new calico, 
red, maybe, with polka dots, would be just as sure the blue ribbon 
would go to the black. She judged only by beauty and style, not 
by gaits. When she lost you'd buy her some lemonade and taffy 

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to appease her wrath at those horrid judges. Next the young la- 
dies would ride. The long, impractical, but graceful riging skirts 
sometimes kept the horses excited until you held your breath for 
fear someone would be hurt. But all went well and the judges 
gave the silver vase to one of the fair equestriennes and the es- 
corts gave boxes of candy to all the rest. The fair was over and 
we went home, tired but happy through the dust — for dust and the 
fair are inseparable. 

The fair of today has progressed as have the people to automo- 
biles (one is given away out there today) and fine cattle, sheep 
and pigs. There are still some splendid horses shown, for Gibson 
( 'onnty still leads the state in the value of her horses. The farm 
exhibits are greater than ever. The Floral Hall still shows beauti- 
ful quilts and pictures . The pantry exhibits are more tempting 
than ever but are judged by experts who score our preserves as if 
the old adage that "the proof of the pudding is the eating" were 
only half true. Wonderful community exhibits make you feel like 
taking off your hat to Gibson County — north, west, south and east. 
Creditable poultry shows where $50 and $100 birds are pitted 
against each other make you understand Gibson County's lead 
over all the other counties in the State in poultry. 

Greatest of all — the charm of the fair of yesteryear and the joy 
of the fair today — is the meeting and mingling with friends you 
haven't seen for O so long! 

At the head of educational matters in Gibson County stands 
Superintendent F. L. Browning, a man trained in pedagogy and 
keenly awake to the best methods in school management. The 
compulsory school law is rapidly doing away with illiterates. 
County Truant Officer J. B. Cummings needs the heartiest co- 
operation in all communities. 

Becently some farmers from another State were touring the 
western part of this county. They declared they had never seen 
such corn crops before and that the cotton fields were wonderful. 
Traveling through the eastern portion one is equally impressed 
with the bounty on every hand — north, south, central — it is the 
same story. 

One is charmed by the beautiful county homes and the broad 
and fertile acres. Improved farm machinery and household con- 


veniences are rapidly transforming the drudgery of farm labor 
into an interesting science. 

Gibson County has a large number of good towns. A review 
of these larger towns has been arranged with the concept of pre- 
senting them as a guest would see them. Imagine yourself being 
conducted through the several towns not on top of a sight seeing 
bus listening to the hackneyed spiel of a guide, but rather going 
through the various towns with someone who lives there and takes 
a pride in pointing out some things of interest. In several in- 
stances the secretaries of the business men's clubs have written 
for you the descriptions. In other towns High School English 
classes have prepared essays on the growth of their towns from 
pioneer days to the present. Only a few have been left to the 
transient guest to describe. 

The national magazines published a few years ago a joke to the 
effect that if you asked an easterner what was the matter with 
his town, he would sit down and with infinite pains explain to you 
faults in city government, etc. Asking the same question of a 
man from one of our central cities, he would look at you in aston- 
ishment and tell you there was nothing the matter. If you dared 
ask the question of a westerner he would knock your head off be- 
fore you finished the words. Don't ever ask such a question in 
Bradford. The alphabet there begins with B. Of course, they 
believe in "America First," but they mean by it "Bradford, Ten- 
nessee, United States of America." If the present loyal spirit of 
the citizens continues Bradford will be a metropolis in a few years. 
Mr. R. V. Atkins thus introduces Bradford to you : 


Bradford is a progressive, wide-awake town of about six hun- 
dred inhabitants, located in the heart of the famous fruit and 
vegetable belt on the Illinois Central Railroad, the Mississippi 
Valley Highway, and the American National Trails. It is a splen- 
did shipping point, having easy access to the large cities of the 
Eastern and Northern States. It is the center of the lumber in- 
dustry of the county. The country surrounding Bradford is typi- 

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cally agricultural, Bradford being one of the best cotton, fruit 
and vegetable markets in West Tennessee. 

The educational facilities of Bradford are splendid. The Brad- 
ford High School is a graded school, under the instruction of a 
well trained faculty. It offers in addition to the Grammar school 
grades, the full four year high school course, which enables the 
young people of this community to complete their preparatory 
course at home. The teachers are B. W. Bruce, principal, 
Mesdames R. V. Atkins and Blanche D. Carr and Misses Ruth 
Ewens, Kathleen Wingo and Ida MeFarland, also music and ex- 
pression teachers. 

Bradford's business institutions are strong and sound. The 
men at the head of these institutions are recognized as safe, con- 
servative business men, and command the respect of the business 
world and the confidence of the people. Authorities give these 
institutions high rating, some being recognized as leaders in the 
quantity of business in this section of country. 

Bradford has two splendid banks. The Farmers Bank is the 
younger organization, but is progressive and growing. W. A. 
Crabtree is president, R. P. Yates, cashier, and L. H. Waldrop, as- 
sistant cashier. The Bank of Bradford has its surplus and undi- 
vided profits of $16,450.00 invested in Liberty Bonds. It was or- 
ganized Sept, 1, 1903, and has a capital stock' of $30,000.00. J. H. 
Rochelle is president, J. N. Alexander, vice president, and D. H. 
Patterson, cashier. 

The Bradford Chamber of Commerce is a thoroughly progres- 
sive organization never missing an opportunity of promoting 
Bradford and the surrounding community. M. C. Guy is presi- 
dent; T. W. Jones, vice-president; R. V. Atkins, secretary, and J. 
H. Rochelle, treasurer. There are 90 members. 

Two pleasant boarding houses are found in Bradford. They 
are the Crabtree and the MeKenzie hotels. 

Scott is postmaster and during the war he kept up with the ever 
changing addresses of the Bradford soldiers so friends might 
know where to write to them. 

The citizenship of Bradford is thrifty and progressive. Nearly 
every man in Bradford owns his home, thus he takes interest in 
the welfare of the community. It is largely an educated citizen- 



ship possessing knowledge of the value of co-operation. This has 
enabled this community to lay claim to the best roads in the coun- 
try. A strong, active, working Chamber of Commerce is actively 
engaged originating and sponsoring projects for the upbuilding 
of Bradford and vicinity. 

During the Great War, women, men, boys and girls took an ac- 
tive part in every movement that would prove beneficial to the 
United States and her allies. In every Liberty Loan, in every Red 
Cross drive, every Y. M. C. A. campaign, in every W. S. S. sale, and 
in every other drive for funds to assist in carrying the great war 
on to a triumphant close Bradford went far above her quota — 

sometimes doubling it. To no one man, to no one woman belongs 
this honor, but to almost the entire citizenship. The citizens of 
Bradford constituted a reserve force behind the firing line. They 
never for one moment forgot the boys engaged in the bloody strug- 
gle to defend civilization and democracy. With broken and bleed- 
ing heart, Bradford saw her boys take their place in the army that 
was to defeat the German hordes and with all the strength and 
every resource at her command, she kept "the home fires burn- 
ing" "till the boys came home." All except one came home. One 
noble son sleeps beneath the poppy beds of Flanders — a sacrifice 
for freedom — Ross Perry. The Bradford Legion of Honor is 
named for him. 

The growth of Bradford lias been steady and rapid. Fifty years 
ago, there were only two houses in Bradford, both of which were 
wooden structures. Now the business houses are modern, sani- 
tary, brick buildings. The residences are beautiful, up-to-date 
and convenient. With the progressive spirit and the co-operation 
of her citizens that Bradford now has, there is no reason that it 
should not grow into a beautiful little city within the next few 
years. The people of Bradford realize that the progress and 
growth of a town depend on the citizenship of that town. 

Bradford now is a prosperous town, proud of its mother county 
and happy that it is a part of the world's greatest nation. It is 
justly proud of the illustrious part she has played in the world's 
greatest crisis, and her people are happy and contented to dwell in 




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the "Sunny Southland" in the Volunteer State, Andrew Jack- 
son's State, the Thirty-sixth State, the one that broke the shackles 
and gave to every woman the privilege of the ballot. 


The following descrijDtion of Brazil is taken from an honor pa- 
per prepar?d by Miss lone Brasfield for her English class: 

Brazil is situated in the Fifth district about nine miles south- 
west of Trenton. It was established about 1869. Probably the 
first settler near this place was Col. Shaw who moved from North 
Carolina in 1820. In 1830, John Friason and Cas Simmons, sons- 
in-law of Col. Shaw moved into this wilderness. Bears, panthers 
and wolves were very numerous. Deer were so plentiful that 
much venison was eaten. Col. Shaw was a Baptist preacher. He 
founded Old Beulah Church. 

The first business house was built by Albert Yancy. After the 
building of this ten by twelve foot store the place was given the 
name of Pin Hook. The next building was the old Presbyterian 
Church. It was built of logs. The seats were logs split and put 
together with wooden pegs. The pastor was Mr. Hodge. 

About this time great excitement prevailed in the neighborhood 
over the proposed emigration to Brazil South America. Instead 
of leaving home and country and going on the long journey, some 
of the people of what was at that time known as Poplar Grove 
decided to change the name of their village to Brazil. They had 
the town incorporated and its name changed by the legislature 
of 1869-70. The families of Richard Hartsfield, Jim Lowe, W. S. 
and John Hartsfield, Sharp and Jim Simmons were among those 
m Brazil at that time. 

Brazil of today has seven business houses, one blacksmith shop, 
one mill. D. B. Barber is now putting electric lights in Brazil. He 
has a beautiful drug store. 

There are three churches — the Missionary Baptist, the Metho- 
dist and the Presbyterian. 

Two doctors live in Brazil — Dr. Albert Brasfield and Dr. Wal- 
lace Barker, who has served as county health officer. 




Many pretty homes here have modern conveniences. M. Mal- 
lett was the first to install lights and water in his home. 

Brazil High School has an enrollment of about 272 pupils. Un- 
der the management of Elizabeth Word, it has acquired a good 
reputation for efficiency. 

The country around Brazil is well adapted to general farming, 
some of the land being very productive. The farmers in the neigh- 
borhood cultivate a variety of crops and are generally prosperous 
J. Q. Butler has established a State wide reputation for fine beef 
cattle. Lane brothers, Donaldson brothers, D. M. Dinwiddie and 
sons, Watt brothers, Henry Vaughn all farm extensively. 

The Bank of Brazil does a very satisfactory amount of business. 
Its paid in capital stock is $12,500.00. T. K. Happel is president, 
D. M. Dinwiddie, vice-president, and James H. Banks, cashier. 



Cades is located in 13th District on I. C. R. R. and Miss. Valley 
Highway, in one of the best agricultural sections of West Term. 

The community of Cades is well and favorably known for its 
educational advantages as Union Central is one of the most suc- 
cessful High Schools of the county, with a splendid faculty of Coy 
Barron, principal, assisted by Misses Lizzie Robertson, Mamie 
Knox and Velma Guy. The Cades Mercantile Co., and Cades Gin- 
ning Co. are strong business organizations and co-operate with 
the other interests with a spirit of helpful service. 

The splendid railroad facilities direct to Chicago and other lead- 
ing markets give encouragement to vegetable culture, hence this 
is one of the greatest tomato sections of the country. 

I Intensified and diversified farming has developed wonderful 

agricultural resources and well organized co-operative methods of 
selling by the Fruit Growers Association aids very materially in 
marketing. The citizens in general are intelligent, progressive 
and public spirited. 



Dyer is a wide spreading town. On either side of the Mobile & 
Ohio tracks you might walk yourself very weary and still be in 
Dyer. Good concrete walks and pretty homes would gladden your 
journey all the way. 

The citizens are music loving. A splendid band is kept in train- 
ing and almost every home enjoys a piano. The same aesthetic 
taste shows itself in the massing of beautiful flowers about the 
homes. Lawns and yards are kept closely clipped and altogether 
show exqiusite care. 

Dyer was established in 1859 and its growth has been steady 
though unhurried. 

G. P. Russell has been mayor for years. C. C. Berry is post- 

The Dyer Water and Light Plant is owned by the city. W. H. 
Howse, since his return from army service, has been manager. 
Newly installed street lights turn night into day. 

From the trains one sees only the rear entrances of most of the 
stores but looking east one may see directly into the hospitable 
doors of Hotel Bellevedere. Here since 1906, Dr. and Mrs. Newman 
have entertained the traveler, sending him on his way feasted and 
refreshed. Neither of their two sons, Manie Perkins and Robert 
Lee, Jr., were old enough for war service. 

There are two thriving banks in Dyer. The Farmers and Mer- 
chants Bank has as president, C. O. Ewell; the vice-presidents are 
J. W. Owens and A. J. Thornton; cashier is Esq. R. B. McDaniel 
and assistant cashiers are S. A. Bradley and C. W. McDaniel. The 
officers of the Bank of Dyer are H. D. Hayes, president; M. R. 
Smith, vice-president; H. Wilson, cashier, and W. E. Baird and 
John M. Jackson, assistant cashiers. 

The children of this town have always had unusually fine ad- 
vantages in school. Dyer was perhaps the first town in the county 
to build a really modern school building. Earnest, capable teach- 
ers have always been selected and the best of musical opportuni- 
ties offered. The present faculty: B. F. Hall, principal, assisted 
by Mesdames John McAllister and Mays Jackson and Misses 
Maggie Cheatham, Bertha Murdoch, Mabel Williams, Mary Boyd 
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Just at present Dyer is without a newspaper of her own. G. W. 
Boucher, now editor of the Martin Mail, edited the Dyer Reporter 
for a number of years. Richard E. Davis, after his return from 
army service, w r as editor of the Dyer Reporter and the Kenton 
paper until he recently accepted a position in Arkansas. 

The largest manufacturing concern in the town is the Dyer 
Fruit Box Mfg. Co., owned by C. O. Ewell and sons and H. D. 
Hayes. C. H. Ewell is superintendent. This factory was estab- 
lished in 1889, and has been operated continuously since. The 
output is between 100 and 150 cars of box material shipped per 
year. Gibson County supplies practically all the lumber used. 
There are good timber lands near Dyer. The factory payroll runs 
from $950.00 to $1100.00 per week. Strawberry, peach and tomato 
crates are the principal products, however, the making of chicken 
coops grows in importance. It is an interesting place in the bas- 
ket rooms where the girls work from September to July making 
berry quarts and tomato and peach baskets. 

The Dyer Monument Works, A. D. McCutchen, proprietor, is 
another of the big business interests. Marble and granite from 
Vermont and Georgia and some from various other quarries are 
shipped in car loads. Skilled marble cutters finish some beauti- 
ful monuments. The new office and display room when completed 
will probably be the handsomest stone display quarters in West 

The Dyer Flour Mill, owned by 1). A. Darrar and R. L. Dement, 
has been in operation about 25 years. 

There are gins and saw mills, blacksmith shops and garages. 
W. A. Banks has a splendid automobile business. 

The retail stores are very creditable and altogether one finds 
Dyer a hustling, delightful town. 

The five churches have each a substantial house of worship. 
—Baptist, Methodist, Cumberland Presbyterian, Presbyterian 
IT. S. A., and Christian all have good memberships. 

Dyer people have made for their town a great name for hospi- 
tality in their delightful entertainment of delegates to various 
meetings held there. 




For the first time in her history, Eaton boasts a senator. Sena- 
tor J. H. Harber wrote for yon the accompanying historical sketch 
of our town: 

Eaton, a beautiful village situated in the southwest corner of 
Gibson County, on a bluff overlooking the middle fork of the 
Forked Deer River, was founded about 1827. First it was called 
Buckner's Bluff after William Buckner, one of the pioneer set- 
tlers, who for years conducted a large wood work shop and made, 
among other things, coffins for the people who happened to die in 
this community. 

This town bears the distinction of being the oldest town in (lib- 
son County and in early days was a prominent landing point for 
flat boats which carried merchandise from points on the Mississ- 
ippi river, up the Forked Deer, to be distributed among many 

Eaton received its name form John H. Eaton, Secretary of War 
during Jackson's administration. 

Eaton has six good general stores, Dodds Drug Store, two bar- 
ber shops, two large garages, three grist mills, saw mill and good 
lumber yard. 

The Bank of Eaton has been successful throughout the ten years 
since its organization. R. J. Dennis is president, A. W. Taylor, 
vice-president, A. M. Givens, cashier, and J. E. Baugus, assistant 
cashier. There are two churches in the town, four others within 
easy drive. 

Dr. M. D. Ingram is our physician. J. E. Taylor, postmaster.. 

During the war period, Eaton suffered the loss of three very 
prominent citizens. Coie Foster, killed in action on the battle 
fields of France, was the first Gibson County son to pay the su- 
preme sacrifice. Dr. G. W. Dodds and Cashier W. H. Hoover, pre- 
sident and cashier respectively of the Bank of Eaton, both passed 

The children of Eaton are within easy walk of two very excel- 
lent schools and splendid musical advantages are theirs. 

One of the oldest Masonic lodges in the county is here. 

A village of about 350 population, and surrounded by perhaps 
the most fertile agricultural lands in the county; she has been vis- 



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itecl only once by a governor while in office, Gov. Tom C. Rye paid 
ns a visit in 1918. 

In early days, like almost all river towns, she gained for herself 
a somewhat unsavory reputation — having to her credit several 
murders — her people long since mended their ways, however, and 
are now as law abiding, patriotic, public spirited citizens as can 
be found anywhere, believing in churches, schools, good roads and 
every movement for the uplift and betterment of the community 
and for the making of the world a better place in which to live. 


Fruitland is known, as its name would suggest, for its ship- 
ments of fruits and vegetables. A recent disastrous fire has han- 
dicapped the town considerably. Better buildings have replaced 
those burnt. Aside from the rich agricultural products we think 
of Fruitland as producing great preachers, statesmen and war 
heroes. The public school has an exceptionally fine group of 
teachers. Fruit Growers Bank is a thriving branch of the Gibson 
County Bank. D. S. Reeves is cashier. 


Gibson, on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, is best known 
as a fruit shipping point. The country roundabout produces al- 
most anything — lots of corn, hay, cotton and many other crops for 
the farmers believe in diversified farming. Much of the land 
produces two crops each year, cabbage followed by corn or hay 
or late Irish potatoes. 

Gibson has a shipping shed by the L. and N. tracks, 320 feet 
long. Some 225 or more cars of tomatoes are shipped each season. 
About one third of the crop is shipped pink, the rest wrapped 
green and shipped to distant markets, some to Canada, Boston, or 
New York. Sweet potatoes packed in standard bushel hampers 
average about 600 hampers to the ear. 

Three firms of tomato buyers in Gibson keep the market inter- 
esting. Warmath and Dungan packing sheds employ about 100 
hands per day in season. The green tomatoes are brought to the 
packing sheds in bushel boxes and sold by the bushel. There they 



are graded, wrapped and packed in four basket flats or 6 basket 
carriers. About 1000 crates or 500 carriers are required for a ear. 
This firm shipped about 90 car lots last season estimated at $1100 
per car. 

Bolerjack and Co., shipped 51 cars of tomatoes and H. B. Hale, 
for Butler and Co., also handled an immense tomato business. 

Wannath and Dungan shipped 205 car loads of sweet potatoes 
last season. All these did not go through the Gibson freight office, 
for they bought potatoes from Trenton, Dresden, etc. Of course 
all potatoes were shipped from nearest depot to the markets. 

They handled last year about 75 cars of cabbage averaging ap- 
proximately $1000.00 per car; also some green beans, strawber- 
ries, Irish potatoes, early apples and a few cars of whippoorwill 

Some cantaloupes are shipped from Gibson but not in car lots. 
Obviously the Bank of Gibson is a thriving institution. Incorpor- 
ated April 1, 1904, it lias paid 32 dividends. Its capital stock, un- 
divided profits and surplus are quoted at $21000.00. B. X. James 
is cashier. 

Gibson has a very handsome school building. The teachers at 
present are W. W. Chunn, principal, and the following assistants : 
Mrs. Minnie Blair and Misses Mary Hunt, Mabel Roberts and 
Gladys Davis. Mrs. Hill is postmaster. 

Gibson is well lighted by electric current from Humboldt. 

Unusually beautiful churches are found in Gibson. Indeed the 
writer's impressions of the town are of a very pious church-going 
people. Under the most auspicious circumstances was the visit 
made to Gibson. Entertained in one of the most charming homes 
by a host and hostess prominent in the business and social life of 
Gibson and of West Tennessee, invited to attend the protracted 
meeting in progress at the Methodist church, looking over the 
large crowd from the well placed choir stand, one would naturally 
form the opinion that all Gibson people were saintly. Leaving on 
an early morning train goodbys were said to friends as they hur- 
ried to the morning service. 





Humboldt, situated at the junction of the L. & N., and M. & O. 
Railroads in the extreme southwestern corner of the county, is 
the most populous town in the county. 

According to the 1920 census, Humboldt has a population with- 
in the corporate limits of 3,918. The Third Civil District in which 
Humboldt is situated has a population of 5,777. In view of the 
fact that there has been no expansion of the corporation limits 
for many years, a great deal of real population of Humboldt is 
not counted in the census. 

Since Humboldt was founded in the early "60 ties," each re- 
curring census has shown the town to have made steady growth — 
two or three decades showing growth of from 40 to 45 per cent. 
The growth of Humboldt has never been the result of "boom" 
methods, but rather due to the development of the fruit and vege- 
table business in the nearby country and the building up of manu- 
facturing industries within the town. 

Besides being a good "business town," Humboldt is becoming- 
more and more popular as a residential city. The splendid educa- 
tional facilities, the prosperous churches, the fine religious and 
moral sentiment, the nice public improvements and conveniences 
and the progressive spirit which characterizes the town are being- 
recognized more and more, and thus many good families are being- 
added annually to the population of the community. 

Col. R. II. McNeely is mayor of Humboldt and J. W. McGlath- 
ery is potsmaster. The postoffice building is large and of a very 
pleasing style of architecture. 

Among the churches having modern buildings and regular wor- 
ship in Humboldt, are the Methodists, Baptists, Southern, and U. 
S. A. Presbyterians, Christians, Catholics, etc. 

The public school system of Humboldt is the crowning glory of 
the town. Two large and modernly designed and equipped build- 
ings house the Humboldt High School in a splendid way. A full 
twelve-grade course of study is maintained and affiliation is had 
with the leading colleges and universities. In addition to the reg- 
ular literary courses, strong music, expression, domestic science 
and agricultural departments are maintained. The agricultural 
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To briefly state: Humboldt is the largest town in the richest 
agricultural county in Tennessee and is situated in the exact geo- 
graphical center of West Tennessee, at the junction of two of the 
greatest independent and competitive railway systems operating 
in the State. 

Humboldt is the hub of the greatest fruit and vegetable belt of 
the South and ships annually approximately 250 cars of strawber- 
ries, 350 cars of tomatoes, 100 carloads of cabbage and many cars 
of other perishable produce. In addition, many cars of cattle, hogs, 
poultry and other general produce are sent out into the world's 

Humboldt has an in-bound and out-bound freight business of 
more than 4,000 cars annually, distributed approximately as fol- 
lows: Strawberries, 300; tomatoes, 325; cabbage 100; potatoes, 
beans, etc., 50; live stock, 75; fruit packages 155; cotton goods, 40; 
poultry and eggs, 10; brick, 25; flour and meal, 150; marble and 
granite monuments, 25; miscellaneous 150. In-bound the cars ap- 
proximate the following: Logs, 700; lumber, 80; coal, 450; grocer- 
ies, carlots, 150; bananas and produce, 75; fertilizers, 15; crushed 
lime, rock and cement, 30; grain, wheat and corn, 150; hay, oats 
and bran, 50; marble and granite, 50; miscellaneous 100. 

The manufacturing and wholesale interests of Humboldt are 
steadily growing and broadening. The larger manufacturies are 
cotton goods, fruit packages, ice, flour and meal and feedstuff s, 
canned goods, preserves, dehydrated products, lumber, bottled 
goods, automobile bodies, wagons and concrete products. Several 
firms do a flourishing wholesale business. 

One institution that has had much to do with the symmetrical 
growth of Humboldt is the Humboldt Business Men's Club. This 
Club, which in effect is a Chamber of Commerce, was organized 
in 1912. Mr. A. B. Foust was the first Secretary, and Mr. C. T. 
Jarrell, the first President. The able work of these two men 
grounded the organization on a firm foundation and plans put 
into execution in the earlier days have been continued and ampli- 
fied. This Club has gained a wide reputation for its activities and 
has played an important part in making every condition better 
for the community. Thirty-five miles of roads were graded through 
its efforts. One great road was projected through a previously 
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roads in the southwestern part of the county are being bettered 
through its efforts. This Club stands for the best interests of the 
town, the county and the state and does things that can only be 
done through organized or community effort. The Club has more 
members and is in many ways stronger today than ever before. 
Recently six hundred new members were added to the Club's 

As a home community, Humboldt and vicinity rank high and a 
warm welcome and the maximum of opportunity for prosperity, 
health and happiness is assured those who may cast their lot there. 

Secretary C. W. Rooks furnished the above comprehensive 
sketch of Humboldt. May we add a list of the official family of the 
Business Men's Club and a few words about some of the factories 
that we found interesting >. 

Humboldt Business Men's Club has its office in the new City 
Hall. Judge J. D. Senter is president, J. S. McCallum, C. T. Jar- 
rell and H. J. Foltz are vice-presidents, C. W. Rooks, secretary, 
and A. R. Dodson, treasurer. The directors are C. T. Jarrell, A. 
R. Dodson, O. C. Sharp, G. D. Dodson, Geo. E. McDearmon, M. I. 
Baum, J. S. McCallum, J. J. Snyder, W. H. Keathley, L. P. Kim- 
brough, G. C. Sherrod (Attorney General for this Judicial Dis- 
trict,) B. A. Craddock, A. B. Foust, C. L. Nichols, J. R. Jarrell, 
H. J. Foltz and H„ H. Ellis. Special committeemen besides those 
named in the list of directors are J. A. Pearce, H. P. James, N. B. 
Rooks, L. S. Adams. B. F. Jarrell, A. H. Barnett, C. E. Rooks, J. P. 
Sharp, R. T. Lewis, J. L. Butts; Miss Laura Foltz is chairman of 
Women's Organizations. 

Humboldt High School has the following splendid corps of 
teachers : H. H. Ellis, principal, with assistants, Mesdames H. H. 
Ellis, Laura Clark, Emma Bradbury, M. F. George, G. S. Lannom, 
Misses Mattie Lou Jones, Katherine Hunt, Kittle Mai Hunt, Ora 
Fortner, Kittle Dunlap, Corrie Penn, Lula Ing, Bessie Senter, 
Berdie Patterson, Orbyn Craddock. 

Two banks manage Humboldt's financial interests along bank- 
ing lines, Merchants State Bank, established in 1887, has capital 
and surplus of $100,000.00. The officers and assistants are C. H. 
Ferrell, president; J. R. Jarrell, vice-president; A. R. Dodson, 
cashier; G. E. McDearmon, assistant cashier, and E. R. Boone, 



J. R. Thweatt, J. W. James, J. N. Morgan, H. W. Banks and 
Quentin Eclninnds. 

Peojiles Bank is a branch of the Tipton County Farmers Union 
Bank at Covington. The Humboldt officers are John T. Garner, 
president; W. L. Coplin, vice-president; Peter Fyfe, cashier; W. 
H. Keathley, assistant cashier and manager, and A. H. Williams, 
assistant manager. 

The Humboldt Canning Co., owned by B. A. Craddock, and man- 
aged by himself and son, George Craddock, was established about 
17 years ago, and has proved a great incentive to fruit growing 
in Gibson County. Principally tomatoes, strawberries, sweet po- 
tatoes are canned, some apples and beans. 50,000 cases of toma- 
toes are canned per season. Local patches furnish most of the to- 
matoes and the management has something like a thousand acres 
in Kentucky in tomatoes. 10,000 cases of potatoes were put up 
last year. The 1920 strawberry crop was put up 2,000 barrels with 
sugar and 10,000 cases of canned strawberries. This gives some 
idea of the size of the canning business. 

The cotton mill is situated outside of Humboldt in a village call- 
ed Avondale. 

Coca Cola Bottling Works, a branch of the Jackson Bottling 
Works, is managed by E. N. Nevil. 

Foltz Mfg. Co., manufacturers of "Pure Crystal Ice," also deal 
in Big Muddy, St. Bernard and Black Diamond Coal. F. X. Foltz 
is president, H. J. Foltz, secretary and treasurer, Miss Laura 
Foltz, assistant. This firm has been established 12 years. There 
is an ice making capacity of 50 tons, refrigerating capacity of 140 
tons and cold storage of 135,000 cubic feet. 

There are two groceries having a large wholesale business. J, 
C. Felsenthal Co. Wholesale Grocers, Memphis, Jackson and Hum- 
boldt, Tenn. J. C. Felsenthal is president and general manager, 
C. L. Nichols is manager of the Humboldt Branch, which was es- 
tablished in 1902, operating as Gibson County Grocery Co. until 
1911, at which time J. C. Felsentbal succeeded them. Chas. W. 
Albright is salesman. 

Hawks and Duffey, Groceries, Hardware and Produce, do a 
wholesale business in connection with their retail business. The 
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nient deals principally with field seed, eggs, poultry and hides. 
Founded on a cash basis the policy has never been changed. G. W. 
Wilkins also lias a wholesale department in his retail grocery 

Humboldt is fortunate in having two splendid hotels. Donovan 
Hotel was run as a hotel before the Civil War and used as a hos- 
pital during the war and was burned. Rebuilt on the same grounds 
situated just opposite the Union depot it has always enjoyed a 
large patronage. This hotel came into the Donovan family about 
35 years ago. it has been under the management of Elizabeth 
Donovan for the past eight years. Here Opie Reid was enter- 
tained at a dinner in his honor several years ago. He had lived 
in Humboldt at a former time and some of his stories were written 
there. One is reminded that Thomas A. Edison also once lived in 

Hotel Humboldt is situated down town among the business 
houses. It has handsome appointments and good service. The din- 
ing room fixtures, draperies, etc., would do credit to a city hotel. 
Mrs. Emma C. Tuttle is the present owner and G. E. Harris is 
manager. The Tuttle hotels are known as being exceptionally 
sanitary and kept under strict diligent management wherever 
found. There are two in Gibson County. 

B. C. Jarrell and Co., manufacture fruit packages, hampers and 
veneers. J. R. Jarrell, B. P. Jarrell and C. T. Jarrell are partners 
in the firm established in 1887, by their father, B. C. Jarrell. 
About 250 people are employed. More fruit packages are produc- 
ed than from any firm in the South. Much lumber comes from near 
Humboldt, but a radius of 200 miles is drawn upon for material 

The Eclipse Marble and Granite Works, owned by J. J. Snyder, 
is another Humboldt business operating in all the Southern States. 
Mr. Snyder went into the marble business in Humboldt in 1873. 
After continuing there a number of years he sold out and did not 
return until the management to whom he had sold went out of 
business. Since his return to Humboldt he has built up a trade 
worthy of the efforts of almost half a century. The best known 
piece of his designing and creation is the beautiful Confederate 
Monument standing in Humboldt. The inspiration in the heart 

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of the designer portrayed in gray granite and red Missouri granite 
is expressed in the inscription in these words: "In memory of our 
Southern Heroes of Gibson County, Tennessee, in the War of 
1861-65 who wore the Gray and shed their blood in Defense of 
Their Country. " 

Humboldt Milling Co., owned by J. J. Fuqua and F. C. Streu- 
fert are wheat and corn millers. Government Bond, a best pat- 
ent flour, Key Note Self Rising Flour and Southern Pride Cream 
Meal are their leading products. 

Humboldt Wagon Works, established 22 years ago by J. W. 
Hudson, are dealers of farm machinery and implements. They 
build all kinds of vehicles to order. The firm consists of J. W. 
Hudson, J. T. Harder and W. C. Hudson. They have always built 
farm and delivery wagons but for the last three years they have 
made a specialty of motor truck bodies. They also handle the full 
implement and tractor line of the International Harvester Co. 

Humboldt is justly proud of her splendid newspaper, the 
Courier-Chronicle, published by C. E. and ( !. W. Rooks. 

The L. E. Rooks Dimension Mill, Southern Products Dehydrat- 
ing plant, brick and concrete works all add their part toward 
making Humboldt the hustling manufacturing center it is. 

The Humboldt Garage under the supervision of G. D. Dodson, 
the Chester Penn Garage and the Overland Service Station 
managed by Leith Dinwiddie and Percy Brasfield are among the 
places that care for automobile interests. 


Superintendent S. C. Finch of the Kenton High School recently 
had his class in rhetoric to prepare historical papers on Kenton. 
He very kindly sent us the honor manuscript from which the fol- 
lowing facts are gleaned. The essay was written by Miss Sara 

Kenton is situated in the very northermost part of Gibson Coun- 
ty. The county line runs through the town leaving about half the 
town in Obion County. This gives our people interests in both 
counties but sometimes causes confusion as was the case in the 
matter of Red Cross and Liberty Loan work during the war. Each 

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county wanted Kenton's hearty support, It was finally decided 
to carry on the Red Cross work with Obion County as a branch of 
Union City and to divide the Liberty Loan sales. 

Kenton was established in 1858, as a station on the Mobile and 
Ohio Railroad. The town was named in honor of Simon Kenton 
the great hunter and Indian fighter. 

Captain Vaught built the first saw and grist mill and added a 
flour mill to his plant, He supplied the Confederate army with 
large amounts of flour and meal. 

In 1906, the entire business part of the town was burned. In a 
sense the fire was good for the town for the business houses were 
rebuilt in a more modern way in less than a year. 

In 1914, lights and water were put in. Kenton has good streets, 
nice shade, handsome homes and good walks. 

There are five churches in Kenton. In the splendid High School 
domestic science classes are just having suitable rooms equipped 
with everything necessary. 

The manufacturing interests center about the flour mill, two 
cotton gins and two saw mills. There is one hotel, the Lindell, 
where excellent meals are served. 

Very prominently placed on a popular corner of the business 
part of town is the First National Bank of Kenton, Tenn. They 
have a capital and surplus of $30,000.00. The officials are as fol- 
lows: Sol. Shatz, president; T. P. Finch and W. P. Jones, vice- 
presidents; R, B. Gray, cashier, and G. C. Hollomon, assistant 

Kenton has two banks. The other one is the Peoples Bank. C. 
R. Wade is president; T. L. Marsh, vice-president; C. O. Ramer, 
cashier, and E. T. Cantrell, assistant cashier. 

Mrs. J. Penn is postmaster. 


The little Town of Medina is situated in the South-eastern corn- 
er of Gibson County, near the Madison and Carroll County lines, 
and on the main line of the I. C. Railroad, and if the little town 
were just 1 mile farther IN orth we would be just half way between 
Chicago, 111., and New T Orleans, La., or in other words just half 
way between the Great Lakes of the North and Gulf of Mexico. 

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We have in our little Town three churches, Methodist, Baptist and 
Cumberland Presbyterian. One fine college, in which we are hav- 
ing a very fine school, under the management of Prof. Walter S. 
Hess, assisted by Misses Lila Wilson, Sallie Mai Jones and E. 
Barker. Also have a large cotton gin, roller mills and several other 
industries. Medina has one bank, financially strong. The post- 
master is J. B. Turner. The country around Medina, is a fine agri- 
culture section. We can grow anything here that can lie grown 
anywhere in the good old IT. S. A. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Graves 
have for 18 years entertained traveling guests at the Graves hotel. 
Our people are prosperous and are very thankful for their pros- 
perity. We have two great Highways that arc being developed, 
the first one is the best marked Highway in the world and is the 
Mississippi Valley Highway, running from Ely, Minn., to New 
Orleans, La., a distance of about twenty-seven hundred miles; the 
second Highway is the American National Trail, leading from 
Houston, Tex., to Louisville, Ky. 

This town is the natural market and business center of the fruit 
and vegetable growing industry, all crops natural to tins section 
are raised, and every commercial line is represented in its business 

In this section of opportunity, the scintillating rays of Alad- 
din's lamp must have danced, played and sparkled. Here this 
wonderful wizard rapped the Knuckles of Old Man Prosperity 
and roused him from a long nap. With the same magic charm, he 
tilted Cornucopia's horn of plenty from which golden streams of 
wealth come in perennial flow. With the same scepter he touched 
the barren stretches of southeastern Gibson County, and they 
yield up their riches. 

Medina does not stress quantity as much as we do quality. Come 
and see us and we will give you one of the best times of your life. 
The latch string is always on the outside. 


One of the Managers of the 

Medina Fruit Growers Association. 


Secretary A. D. Hassell, of the Milan Business Men's Club, 


gave us the following points on the Metropolis of Eastern Gibson 

Milan has about 2500 inhabitants, and is located in the South- 
eastern portion of the county, on the L < !. and L. & N. Railroads. 
These two railroads give the town and surrounding country unus- 
ual transportation facilities, and her highways add to the pleasure 
and convenience of travel in social and economic value. 

Andrew Holt is mayor, and William Howard, postmaster. 

Milan has a large compress, three cotton gins, two garages and 
other service shops, steam laundry, the J. J. Fuqua flour mill, lum- 
ber, Keaton Bros. Stave mill, and other hardwood industries, two 
vegetable houses for the preservation and marketing of perish- 
able crops, two banks that rank favorably among the strongest 
financial institutions of the county and state. 

Milan is well known for her beautiful churches and unity of 
Christian spirit, her splendid system of public schools and her pro- 
gressive citizenship; her merchants are conservative and forward 
looking with a high purpose of successful business and rendering 
service for the public welfare. The patriotism of the people in 
general was evidenced by a willing response to the call of duty in 
all of the war activities for the protection of the honor of the Na- 
tion and ] (reservation of our liberty and freedom. 

Milan is duly proud of her patrotic newspaper. The Milan Ex- 
change always stands for the things that work for the advance- 
ment of Milan and the surrounding country. During the war, 
Editor J. W. Haynie was Gibson County Publicity Chairman and 
he worked tirelessly in the service. 

Milan was established in 1858, on lands owned by B. A. Wil- 
liamson and John Sanford. The town was not incorporated, how- 
ever, until 1867. The Grand Pacific Hotel was built in 1878, and 
was one of the finest railroad hotels in the South. The hotel is 
now known as "The Southern Pacific." For two years it has been 
under the capable management of Mrs. A. C. Tuttle and Thos L. 
Clark, owners. 

Milan High School is a convenient ^15000.00 building in the 
middle of a large, grassy campus. The following corps of teach- 
ers is in charge, Supt, O. E. Holmes, Principal Irene Holt and Mis- 
ses Johnnie Hale, Nola Cannon, Essie Rhodes, Callie Lou Roach, 

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Tommie Wilson, and Ethel Bradley and Mrs. John J. Keaton. 

The Milan Compress was organized 1919, it is owned 50 percent 
locally. J. J. Fuqna is president, C. C. Hanson and J. D. Denney, 
vice-presidents; J. H. Oliver, secretary and treasurer, and R. B. 
Shoal', manager. 

5337 bales of cotton was last season's output, their first year. 
They expect to handle 15,000 bales this season. 

More mules are shipped from Milan than from any town in 
West Tennessee, except Memphis. Hogs and cattle are also 
shipped. John Kizer and Wilson & Fly are the principal shippers. 
Geo. Brooks & Co. ship poultry. 

The shipping of cream is also growing to be an important in- 

The Milan Grocery Co. are the largest dealers in field peas in 
West Tennessee. They have also a retail business of groceries, 
hardware and implements. H. C. Barham is head of the firm. 

Farmers Peoples Bank has a capital stock and surplus of $75,- 
000.00, with the following officers in charge: W. M. Flippin, pre- 
sident; W. L. Patrick, vice-president; C. V. Alexander, active vice- 
president; C. B. Harrison, cashier; I. N. McLean, assistant cash- 
ier; J. C. Horton and Sam MeNail, bookkeepers. 

Milan Banking Co. is one of the oldest and strongest banking 
institutions in Tennessee. W. M. Wheeler, president; J. J. Fuqna, 
vice-president; J. D. Denney, cashier, Moore Blakenship, assist- 
ant cashier; C. R. Haun and Jack Smith, bookkeepers. 


In describing Rutherford today, I have decided to classify it 
under the topics : Business, Education, Good Roads and Churches. 
So coming in their regular order, we will take Business. 

Rutherford has two strong banks. The oldest, The Rutherford 
Bank, was established in 1897, and today has resources around a 
quarter million dollars. The Home Exchange Bank is compara- 
tively young, but no less a thriving institution. 

J. A. Afford 's Furniture and Hardware store, occupies a floor 
space of 9000 square feet exclusive of balconies, and is regarded 
by home-folks and visitors as one of the handsomest stores of its 
kind in West Tennessee. 




0. K. C. Company's Big Department store, did a business in 
1919, of $100,000. The President, Mr. O 'Daniel, has been identi- 
fied with the building in which this business is run for forty years. 
Firms have changed, but not Mr. O 'Daniel, and this in a large 
measure, no doubt, contributes to the success of O. K. C. Company 

Haguewood's Dry Goods and Shoe Store, is always to the fore. 
It is characteristic of Mr. Haguewood's business acumen to make 
anything go he has to do with. "At it; At it; Always at it," is his 

The Farmer's Co-operative Association, is a department store 
of no mean proportion. The president, Mr. Charley King, is a 
prominent farmer and business man, and the manager, Mr. Rus- 
sel Johnston, is a wide-awake business man. 

Two up-to-date drugs stores ; three exclusive grocery stores, two 
good restaurants and grocery stores combined, one up-to-date 
barber shop, shoe shop, jewelry shop, pressing shop, two hotels, 
printing press. 

N. L. Davis, undertaker and embalmer, has a tine motor hearse. 

Five doctors, one dentist. Lyle Davidson is postmaster. 

The Rutherford Milling Company, managed by Mr. R, Nether- 
cott, is one of the best in the country. "Gibson County Flour" 
is made here. One of the leading brands in the country. 

The C. H. Sharp Lumber Company, managed by Mr. C. H. 
Sharp, a student of modern home building, is architect and builder, 
as some very handsome homes in and around Rutherford testify. 

G. S. Barton & Son, Stave factory and Log yards, dealers ex- 
tensively in Timber. 

L. E. Rooks & Company, Saw-mill and Spoke factory. 

Standard Oil Company has a Central Station here. 

M. & O. Railroad Company, have recently built new Stock 
Yards, and this is one of the best shipping points in the country, 
for live stock. 

Three good Cotton Gins. B. F. Holloway has an extraordinarly 
well equipped Blacksmith Shop ; a consolidation of three shops. 

Three Garages and Car Repair Shops. 

One Sheet Metal Shop, with Electrical and Gas Lighting De- 



Situated in the central portion of the County of Gibson, in the 
central portion of the western division of the State of Tennessee, 
is Trenton, a town combining both the progressiveness of the pres- 
ent with the ideals of the past. It is an old town and yet a new 
town. The first settlements were made about the year 1828. 

The growth of Trenton has been a steady development such as 

partment. This shop is owned by the writer, and is also his office 
as Supt. of the light plant, and City Treasurer. 

W. E. Jones & Son, Pea Huller Factory and Machine Shop. 

W. D. Hopper & Son, Dealers in Thoroughbred Hereford Cat- 
tle and Duroe Jersey Hogs. 


In 1907, the Town of Rutherford issued $15,000 of High School 
Bonds. As a result of this, we have a modern, steam heated build- 
ing, and very soon drinking fountains will be installed by the 
GOOD WOMEN of the Home Demonstration Club. Our teachers 
are R. L. Keathley, supt., I. P. Keathley, prin., and Misses Mary 
Davis, Gertrude Stovall, Caroline Stovall, Margaret Davis and 
Kathleen Moore. 

It will be noted that our first bond issue was for educational 

Quite recently, we issued $15,000 Electric Light Bonds, result- 
ing in an up-to-date Light Plant. 


The Gibson County Improvement Association, was launched in 
Rutherford by Rutherford Business Men, the purpose of which is, 
Better Roads, Better Schools and Better Churches. This organi- 
zation is made up by districts, and portends to be of much benefit 
to Gibson County. 


We have Good Churches, Good Roads, Good Schools, Good Bus- 
iness, Good People, and don't you think this is pretty good, for a 
town of 800 population by the last census? 

Very truly yours, 




any other town in any other agricultural country as Gibson Coun- 
ty, might enjoy. Although its beginning dates back many years 
ago, it has been only within the past decade or two that the little 
city has reached the proportions that would entitle it to any claim 
of greatness. At the present, however, Trenton is a real town and 
although it is handicapped by traditions of the past somewhat, 
still Trenton is a hustling and busy little city, the home of some 
Three Thousand happy and contented people. Judging from pop- 
ulation alone, Trenton might not be considered the worth while 
town that it is, but when it is taken into consideration that Gib- 
son County is dotted all over with towns almost, if not the equal 
of Trenton, as to the number of inhabitants, it is readily seen why 
Trenton is not a larger city than it is. What Trenton, however, 
may lack as to population it makes up in the quality of its business 
men, the spirit of the town, and the diversity of the interests there- 
in. Being the county seat, the centre of the town is the courthouse 
where the legal fraternity busy themselves in their various lines 
of endeavor. 

Gibson County can boast of one of the finest courthouses in the 
state. It is located in the centre of the public square and is sur- 
rounded by a grove of oak trees, a pretty little park where stands 
the expression of love and admiration of the present generation 
for the boys who wore the grey, the Confederate monument, a pri- 
vate soldier on guard, and its companion piece, a babbling foun- 
tain, that cools and comforts the passersby. About the court- 
house square stand the business houses of Trenton, of various 
kinds and of variable qualities and proportions. The centre of 
interest in Trenton is the Public Square, where practically all 
of the town's affairs and business are conducted. Leading away 
from court square in every direction, run Trenton's paved streets; 
the town has a complete system of graveled streets and concrete 

There are three leading, or principal streets with the cross 
streets that comprise the residence portion of the town. On the 
southern border is located Peabody High School, a handsome and 
modern new structure erected at a cost of nearly a hundred thous- 
and dollars to accommodate Trenton's fast increasing population 
of school children. Here modern courses are taught by a corps of 





able teachers and instructors, and from this institution graduates 
enter any of the leading Universities of the South. 

Peabody High School is a Trenton institution, founded by Prof. 
G. R. MeGee, now of Jackson, Tenn., who for thirty years, was the 
head of the educational affairs of the town. It was established by 
him and through his efforts it rapidly rose in the ranks of leading 
educational institutions. The impetus given this school by its 
founder has followed it all down the years, and at this time, Tren- 
ton points with pride to its High School. The present faculty is 
composed of J. M. DeBow, principal, Pauline Page, Mary Lee Rog- 
ers, Jessie Boone, Lina Mai Hannah, Annie Anderson, Sarah Jen- 
kins, Charlie Lane, Mary Burrow, Hattie B. Collins, Clarence E. 
Johnson, Annie Mahon, Mary Herron, Ruth Patton, Elsie Mc- 
Dearmon, Maude Hunt and Lucile McRee. 

Besides its educational advantages, Trenton enters a claim to 
distinction among the other towns of Tennessee, as being the home 
of more eminent lawyers and jurists than any other town possibly 
in the entire southland. For the past fifty years a lawyer from 
Trenton has held a seat on the Supreme Court of the State. 

The Gibson County bar, to which Trenton furnished at least 
four-fifths of the membership is famed wherever lawyers are call- 
ed and wherever courts are held. W. W. Herron of the Trenton 
bar is mayor of Trenton, and J. W. Nichols, another lawyer, is 

Trenton, from a business standpoint, is second to no town of 
similar size. The oldest bank in Gibson County is located in Tren- 
ton, and is one of three banks that are at the present time conduct- 
ing thriving business; the total resources of these institutions are 
over two millions of dollars. Trenton lays but little claim to im- 
portance from a manufacturing standpoint, still it is the home of 
the Lovera Cotton Mills, the American Cotton Oil Company oper- 
ates one of their largest mills in Trenton, the Forked Deer Manu- 
facturing Co,, The Chero-Cola Bottling Works, The Coca-Cola 
Bottling Company, The Everette Ice Company, Hammond and 
Branson Stave Mills, and J. L. and W. L. Wade Stave Company. 

The Herald Democrat is possibly the best equipped and housed 
country newspaper of West Tennessee; it is published in Trenton. 
The Gazette is published in Trenton by Chas. W. Glass. Both 

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printing houses do a large business in job printing and advertising. 

Besides the three banks and manufacturing interests, Trenton 
is the home of numerous retail business concerns, five large dry 
goods stores, two big hardware and implement houses, two whole- 
sale groceries, four drug stores, three buggy and wagon houses, 
one laundry, one dry cleaner, two merchant tailors, six garages, 
one tin shop, fifteen groceries, two produce stores, two furniture 
and undertaking establishments, one harness and repair shop, six 
automobile and accessories houses, and numerous other lines. 
There are two large lumber concerns doing excellent business in 
Trenton. Three big cotton gins take care of a large portion of the 
county's cotton crop, and make Trenton possibly the best cotton 
market in West Tennessee, two big sales barns handle hundreds 
of heads of horses and mules annually, two shipping concerns, 
who buy and ship about seventy-five car loads of cattle, hogs and 
sheep annually. Trenton is in the centre of a good roads system 
and it can be said of Trenton even as it was made of ancient Rome, 
that "all roads lead to Trenton." 

The Trenton Chamber of Commerce, a new live, active organiza- 
tion of over three hundred boosting members, stands for the up- 
building of the town and country, school improvement, good roads, 
co-operative potato storage, more manufacturing, diversified 
farming, better farming methods, better livestock, better poultry, 
better shipping facilities, and is always alert to the interests of 
the town and county, and quick to take advantage of every oppor- 
tunity that might further their progress. 

As an indication of the importance of Trenton, the county seat 
of Gibson County, the following facts and figures have been ob- 
tained from the Mobile and Ohio railroad relative to the business 
of the freight department at Trenton for the time included be- 
tween Sept. 1, 1919, and Sept. 1, 1920, during that time there has 
been shipped from Trenton : 
38 car loads of mules, valued at ------ $266,000.00 

55 car loads of hogs, valued at ------- $165,000.00 

56 car loads of cattle, valued at - - - - - $112,000.00 
47 car loads of tomatoes, valued at - - - - - $ 94,000.00 

150 car loads of forest product, valued at - - - - $ 61,500.00 

3 car loads of sheep, valued at -------$ 4,500.00 

10 car loads of poultry valued at - - - - - - $ 45,000.00 



5 car loads of eggs, valued at -------$ 30,000.00 

16 ear loads of berries, valued at ------$ 32,000.00 

15 car loads of apples, valued at ------$ 37,500.00 

22 car loads of potatoes, valued at ------$ 22,000.00 

132 car loads of cotton, valued at - - - - - - $660,000.00 

25 car loads of cotton seed oil, valued at - - - - $250,000.00 

130 car loads of cotton seed meal, valued at - - - $195,000.00 

A total of $1,974,500.00, in addition to the freight shipments, the 
express shipments, consisting of butter, eggs, cream, poultry, 
fruits and vegetables, amount to over a hundred thousand dollars, 
making a grand total of over Two Millions of Dollars. 

In addition to this, about three car loads per week, of meat 
bags, and cotton yarns manufactured by the Lovera Mills are 
shipped, all of which goes to establish Trenton as one of the lead- 
ing centres of West Tennessee. 

Trenton has long been famed for three reasons, first for the 
number of elegant homes both in and around about the town; sec- 
ond for the number of family gardens, almost every family enjoys 
fresh vegetables from its own vegetable garden; and third, for the 
number of good milch cows, principally Jerseys, that are owned 
by the residents. 

In nearly every home there is a piano and some member of the 
family is a musician. In short the people of Trenton are cultured, 
refined and well educated as a rule, the average being far above 
the ordinary. 

There are numerous churches in Trenton and each denomina- 
tion maintains an elegant place of worship. Among the denomi- 
nations are Methodist Episcopal Church South, Presbyterian, 
Baptist, Cumberland Presbyterian and Christian. 

The city of Trenton is a delightful place to call home. 

The town is blessed with an abundant supply of water, water 
such as many towns do not enjoy. It is obtained from deep wells 
and its purity is unsurpassed. Truly the old saying that when 
one once drinks of this water one eventually will come to live near 
it, is true in Trenton. Through its pure water and its abundance, 
and the fine sewerage system the health of the community is at all 
times excellent. No serious outbreaks of disease occur in Trenton 
and its people are healthy, happy and prosperous, contented to 




live and have their being in one of the very best little cities of the 
State of Tennessee. 

Trenton has a negro population that comprises a goodly portion 
of the inhabitants, but there is a good feeling between the races 
and an understanding that makes for friendship and the advan- 
tage of the negroes of the town. The negroes recognize in Trenton, 
that the white people are their best friends and as a rule they are 
respectful and many families of the town are served by old ser- 
vants whose parents were likewise servants of the same family. 

Trenton, the comity seat of Gibson Comity, with all of the 
varied industries of the country surrounding and the business 
activities of the city, with its many churches and excellent schools, 
is a good place for one to live. 

The environment is good and the citizenship among the best 
that can be found in America. Trenton, in the central portion of 
the county, a thriving and hustling city with modern conveniences 
of paved streets, sewerage, water and electric lights, good schools 
and churches, offers an ideal place to live and be happy and con- 
tented. A splendid, modern hotel, The Virginia, will entertain 
you until you buy a home. The City of Trenton extends to the 
world an invitation to come and be a part of it; drink of its de- 
lightfully pure water, walk 'neath the beautiful shade trees that 
line its streets and hide the pedestrian from the summer sun and 
worship the Giver of all good things in some of its many churches, 
send the children to school on Peabody's Hill, and cast lots with 
the best people on earth. 

S. H. McKENZIE, Secretary, 
Trenton Chamber of Commerce. 

The officers and directors of this Chamber of Commerce are live 
wires, and are making the organization one of great interest; they 
are as follows: 

President— Ira B. Taylor. 

Vice-Presidents— M. H. Holmes. W. R. Landrum, M. H. Taylor, 
Sam H. Cooper, J. W. Nichols. 

Secretary — S. H. McKenzie. 

Treasurer — B. L. Hassell. 

Directors— (1. W. Wade, R. H. Patterson, Joe Freed, R. S. Bax- 
ter, H. H. Elder, W. H. Herbert. 


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Standing Committees. 

Social and Civic Affairs — Mrs. Marc Anthony, Chairman; Mrs. 
Dorothy Tyler, Vice-Chairman; Mrs. W. B. Phelan, Mrs. W. W. 
Herron, Mrs. V. H. Holmes, Mrs. Geo. M. Taylor, Mrs. Ernest 
Reiney, Mrs. Gh A. Davidson, Miss II. Elise Catron, Messrs. R. H. 
Patterson, R. E. Greer, Robt. E. Ross, Clyde Birmingham, D. E. 

Membership and Finance Committee — J. W. Nichols, Chairman; 
L. W. Milligan, Vice-Chairman; T. K. Happel, G. C. Varnell, W. 
W. Herron, Joe Freed, H. H. Elder, Solon Harrison, F. L. Sutton, 
S. H. McKenzie, F. G. Holmes, W. H. Herbert, T. C. Harbert. 

Committee on Manufacturing, Agriculture and Labor — Sam H. 
Cooper, Chairman; G. N. Choate, Vice-Chairman; J. 0. Tackett, 
W. L. Wade, M. H. Foss, W. E. Holmes, J. J. Tatem, Malcolm 
Jetton, J. G. Faucett, C. E. Johnson, G. L. Hassell, I. B. Banks, 
L. C. Lemond. 

Committee on Municipal Affairs, Taxation and Education — 
M. H. Taylor, Chairman; R. H. Patterson, Vice-Chairman; R. R. 
Boone, A. L. Smith, J. H. Dement, J. M. DeBow, F. L. Browning, 
Arthur Rogers, M. Fishman, C. T. Arnold, Mrs. E. M. Hicks, Mrs. 
G. W. Wade, Mrs. J. P. Jetton. 

Committee on Highway and Road Improvements — M. H. 
Holmes, Chairman; Ira F. Phillips, Vice-Chairman; G. W. Wade, 
W. A. Cresap, C. P. Pybass, J. D. Talley, Vasco Dorsett, F. M. 
Hays, O. B. Freeman, Sylvane Freed, W. F. Jones, G. W. Everette, 
J. Q. Koffman. 

Committee on Publicity, Statistics and Credits — W. R. Land- 
rum, Chairman; G. A. Davidson, Vice-Chairman; C. E. Smith, R. 
S. Baxter, C. W. Glass, W. R. Kinton, Ernest Reiney, W. W. 
Powers, J. L. D. Wade, Herbert Griffin, W. E. Birmingham, Cyrus 
Manuel, J. E. Arnold. 

The Gibson County Bank was organized at Trenton June 26, 
1879. Its capital and surplus of $100,000.00 and sound banking- 
methods are worthily housed in one of the handsomest buildings 
in this part of the State. The present officials are: A. S. Elder, 
President; T. K. Happel, Vice-President and Cashier; W. A. 
Cresap, First Assistant Cashier; C. L. Arnold, Second Assistant 

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Cashier; M. R. Harrison, Bookkeeper, and R. R. Burress, Book- 

Bank of Trenton and Trust Co. is filling a great need in the 
matter of handling estates as well as enjoying a large banking- 
business. The capital and surplus is quoted at $100,000.00. G. W. 
Wade is President; W. L. Wade, Cashier; Sylvane Freed, Assist- 
ant Cashier, and there are three bookkeepers, E. P. House, R. H. 
Harwood and B. L. Hassell. 

The Bank of Commerce has a quotation of capital, surplus and 
undivided profits of $85,000.00. The following compose the official 
family: R. R. Boone, President; G. W. Everett, Vice-President; 
J. G. Faucett, Cashier; B. F. Lomond, Assistant Cashier; C. A. 
Boone, Assistant Cashier. 

Lovera Cotton Mills, Inc., was established about forty years ago 
to utilize the labor available in this community and to find a ready 
market for cotton grown here. The moving spirit was G. W. 
Everett, who now operates a cotton gin and the local ice plant, 
and has always been one of Trenton's most public spirited citizens. 
All investors were local people and it was strictly a community 
mill. Mr. Everett superintended the construction and later man- 
aged the mill through a very trying period. The brick from which 
the mill was constructed was made upon the ground under the 
supervision of Mr. Everett. The mill was never very prosperous 
until recently. After being idle for a long period local public 
spirited citizens interested the firm of C. J. Webb & Co. in it and 
it was sold to them. Prior to this it was known as the Trenton 
Cotton Mills. Webb interests turned the mill over to R. A. Love 
of Gastonia, N. C, who renamed the mill Lovera. Due to lack of 
sufficient capital and trade conditions, Love failed to get satis- 
factory results, and the management passed into the hands of 
James A. Corley. Not having had sufficient experience he was 
unable to get results and the Webb interests secured the services 
of Ira F. Phillips, a man experienced in the management of large 
mills. The mill took on new life and has been very successful dur- 
ing the last four years under this management. The mill has be- 
come a valuable asset to Gibson County. It employs about 200 
persons ,and runs continuously, producing 18,000 to 20,000 lbs. 
per week. After getting the mill on a profitable basis, the Webb 

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interests sold the mill to Chicago interests, and its product is 
chiefly Stockinette Covers for packing house meats. With this 
new ownership, Martin H. Foss became President and Treasurer 
and became resident of Trenton also. He was a veteran of the 
late Mexican War and served in the late World War with the 
Judge Advocate's Department and was stationed at Governor's 
Island, New York. During the World War forty-eight of the em- 
ployees of this mill either volunteered or were drafted into service, 
and the majority of them saw actual service in France, and one, 
Private William David Shumate, was killed in action. Several 
bear wounds which they received in action and will carry the scars 
through life. The factory village once had a bad reputation, be- 
cause of the poor character of its citizens, but under present man- 
agement the undesirables have been eliminated and now the resi- 
dents of the village are respected and it has become a prosperous 

The Trenton Mill of the American Cotton Oil Co. is handsomely 
housed and a source of pride and great benefit to Gibson County. 
This mill produces crude cotton seed oil and cotton seed meal, 
cake, hulls, linters and fertilizers. The crude oil is shipped to the 
refineries of the American Cotton Oil Co., where it is made into 
such compounds as "Cottolene", "Fairy Soap", "Gold Dust", 
"Sunny Monday", etc. The Trenton mill crushes 60 tons of seed 
per day, employing 50 hands. R. H. Patterson is manager, F. A. 
Collins, superintendent, C. H. Hicks, night superintendent, and 
Miss Allene Dennison, stenographer. This is the only oil mill in 

the county. 

The Forked Deer Manufacturing Co. incorporated March 3, 
1913, are wheat millers. The officers are R. R, Boone, President; 
W. W. House, Vice-President; W. L. Wade, Secretary; J. J. 
Tatem, Manager; D. E. Tatem, Salesman, and Mrs. J. W. Moore, 
Bookkeeper. The mill has a three hundred barrel capacity and 
enjoys a sales territory extending from Gibson County to the 
Atlantic Coast. The leading brands are Tatem's Best and 
Tatem 's Perfection, the last named a self -rising Hour. 

The W. T. Ingram Lumber Co. enjoys the experience of the 
proprietor's thirty years in the lumber business, fifteen years of 
which time he has been engaged in the retail lumber business in 




Trent. »n. This yard has between $100,000 and $150,000.00 sales 
per year. 

The Dodd Lumber Company also handles a big lumber business 
in Trenton and surrounding- country. 

Of the two wholesale groceries in Trenton, the Gordon Grocery 
Co. has large store room and offices on Depot Street. K. C. Gordon 
is proprietor and manager, Ryals January, city salesman, and J. 
W. Combs, traveling salesman. 

The Trenton Wholesale Grocery on High Street is a branch of 
the -J. ('. Edenton Co. of Jackson. W. W. House is President, 
( arlos Dew, Treasurer, Ernest Reiney, Secretary, and Guy Atkins, 
Salesman. Both the Gordon and the Trenton Wholesale groceries 
vere incorporated in January, 1920. 


Second oldest town in Gibson County, was founded in 1830. 

The name was brought from Yorkville, S. G, when Jno. C. Kur- 
kendall moved to the North-western part of Gibson County and 
built a store. 

In 1853 Yorkville was incorporated. The town saw its greatest 
prosperity from 1853 to the beginning of the Civil War. 

In 1840 the Masonic Lodge was organized. 

The Yorkville of today has beautiful homes, two churches, one 
Bank, Roller Mill, Saw Mill. Thornton's Gin is one of the biggest 
ginning concerns in Gibson County. 

I. C. Pipkin is postmaster of Yorkville. 

Drs. R, L. Murph and F. E. Wyatt are the leading practitioners. 

Yorkville is justly proud of her High School, built in 1918. 
There are seven teachers and more than 200 pupils. 

The Bank of Yorkville has a surplus and undivided profits of 
$16,000.00. F. E. Wyatt, President, H. A. Huie, Vice-President, 
F. R. Utley, Cashier, and F. E. Vaughan, Assistant Cashier. 

The retail stores enjoy good business. 

Yorkville is surrounded by rich farming lands. Wheat, corn 
and hay are raised in abundance. Farming is done on a generous 
scale — modern machinery employed and best results obtained. 

Yorkville furnishes Gibson County one of her Representatives 
at the present time— Hon. Banks P. Turner. 


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(Subject to Correction) 

Gibson County 


Incorporated Places 


. 2207 



9 Including Rutherford. 

. 1690 



10 Including part Kenton 1043, 




. 1268 




.. 1398 

Kenton, in Gibson 


13, Including Milan 

.. 4641 



14 Including Bradford .... 

.. 1719 




.. 1001 




.. 1123 





Civil Districts 

18 Including Gibson 

.. 1634 

1 Including Medina 



.. 1137 





21 Including Dyer 

. 1005 

3 Including Humboldt 

.. 2953 




.. 693 







7 Including Trenton .. 






(Those not previously listed.) 

West Schoolhouse 
Teachers — Ada Wallace West and Mrs. Lida Fisher. 

Teachers — Mrs. Dora Thome and Lettie Boswell. 

Chapel Hill 
Teacher— Mrs. Bettie Lou Killen. 

Mount Zion 
Teacher— R. F. I. Clement. 



Oak View 
Teachers — Chas. B. Payne and Emma Witt. 

Pleasant Hill 
Teachers — Mary D. Hamilton and Maude Luckey. 

Teacher — Ola Mai Craddock. 

Teachers — Florence Lett and Mattie Bledsoe. 

Union Grove 
Teachers — Ethel Luckey and Mrs. Lennie James. 

Gibson Wells 
Teachers — Bessie Bowers and Mary Parlow. 

Smith's Schoolhouse 
Teacher — Mrs. Max Lane. 

Teachers — Elizabeth Word, Emma Dew, Ida McLeary, and 

Louise Word. 

Eaton Center 
Teachers — J. C. Thompson, Vera McKelvey and Lovelia Webb. 


Teachers — E. D. Brigance, Mrs. E. D. Brigance and 

Florence Campbell. 

Walnut Grove Sixth District 

Teachers — Margaret Craven, Annie Love Sanderfer, 

L. C. Holt, Principal. 

Teacher — Mrs. B. F. Parham. 

Kimbro 's 
Teacher — Mrs. Cyrus Manuel. 

McRee's Schoolhouse 
Teachers — Gladys McMinn and Mabel Harris. 



Teachers — Irene Hawkins and Grace Bachelor. 

Bells Chapel 
Teachers — A. M. Taylor, Lola Taylor, Mrs. Ava Richards. 


Teachers — Harry Pipkins, Burnie Bryan, Maude DePriest, 

Mrs. Ermine Alhnon. 

Teachers — R. W. Alexander, Mrs. R. L. Murph, Laura Hathaway, 

Annie McCorkle. 

Teachers— A. D. McCaslin and Mrs. A. D. McCaslin. 

Teacher — Tonimie Gallis. 

Teacher — Mike Flowers. 

Teacher— G. R. Mitchell. 

Teacher — Prof. Taylor. 

Teachers — Coy Newbill, Grace Callis, Mrs. Alice Gill. 

Poplar Grove 
Teachers — Jesse B. Barr, Mrs. Lula B. Porter, Lattie E. Cannon, 

Mattie Prichard. 

Moore's Chapel 
Teachers — Bonnie Halford, Jettie Halford, Gladys Meeks. 

Davidson Chapel 
Teacher — Homer Waldrop. 

Teachers — Sarah Etheridge, Russie Markham. 

White Hall 
Teachers — J. K. Nash, Cora Goth. 


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Teachers — Mrs. Rebecca Wallace, Nannie Sue Estes. 

Teachers — Feme Croom, Nell Seymour. 

Teacher — Mrs. Eula Cole. 

Teacher — Bessie Pesnine. 

Bluff Springs 
Teacher — Jennie Gleason. 

Oak Grove 
Teachers — I. B. Harrison, Epple Short. 

Chestnut Hill 
Teachers — Fred Bryant, Joe Madge Baker. 

Locust Grove 
Teacher — Mrs. Goldie Butler. 

Teacher — Lula Porter. 

Teacher — T. A. Greer. 

Walnut Grove 
Teacher— T. J. Waldrop. 

Brick Hill 
Teachers — Eulin Lipford, Mrs. Grady Belew. 

Hickory Grove 

Teachers — S. S. Coop, Alice Yarbrough, Wilma Dixon, 

Willard Hopper. 

Teacher — Mary Lassiter. 

Smith's Chapel 
Teacher — D. C. Williams. 


Oak Hill 
Teacher — H. A. Jenkins. 


Teachers — Mrs. Hubert Pruett, Mary Koffman. 

Oak Hill 
Teacher— J. E. Tate 

Walnut Grove 
Teachers— A. P. Hayes. Mrs. Love Hill, Irma Pate. 

China Grove 
Teachers— C. C. Carlton, Elsie Ford. 


Teachers — Ida Lawrence, Mamie Mitchell, Miss Lewis. 


Teachers — Florence Hunt, Frances Haguewood, 

Lucille McKinley 

Beech Grove 
Teachers— Mrs. Clyde Ball, Rosa Hunt, 

Mt. Olive 
Teacher— Fh.yd Waldrop. 

Mt. Pisgah 
Teacher— Kate Puckett 

Mull terry Grove 
Teacher — Gertie Elumm 

Smith 's Academy 
Teacher — Mrs. Nathan Guy. 

(Vdar Grove 
Teachers — G. P. Jewell, lone Swink. 

Belew Ridge 
Teacher — Mrs. Ada Fields. 

Teacher — ( 'has. D. Morris. 








Cool Spring's 
Teacher — Jim B. Cummins. 

Central Academy 
Teachers — M. R. Seymour, Ruth McCage. 

Teachers — Mrs. Mattie Dick, Susie Hardaway. 

Selective Seruice 

Provost Marshal General E. H. Crowder in his official reports 
to Secretary of War Newton D. Baker, gives in detail the wonder- 
ful results of the system of mobilizing an army under the selective 
service law as passed May 18, 1917. A few paragraphs from his 
second report under date of December 20, 1918, should be treas- 
ured : 

"Nineteen months of war have brought to a successful conclu- 
sion our conflict with the Central Powers. Entering the struggle 
at a time when the prospect was decidedly dismal, we witnessed 
German success advance to an almost overwhelming Allied de- 
feat, until, throwing our hastily assembled forces into the balance, 
we saw impending catastrophe turn into brilliant and decisive 

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"We are now 100 close upon the events accurately to assess 
them. How great a part American Selective Service played in 
the drama of the World War, history alone can tell. That a new 
and untried scheme of selection could succeed at all was to many 
doubtful; that it should attain results beyond the fondest dreams 
of its most ardent supporters was unbelievable. To enroll for 
service over 24,000,000 men; to mobilize a selected Army of more 
than 2,800,000, a million of them within the space of 90 days; to 
have presently available for military duty 2,000,000 additional 
fighting men;* to classify this vast group of man power in the 
order of its military and industrial importance, so as to preserve 
the domestic and industrial life of the Nation, to speed up war 
time activities, to maintain them in a status of maximum efficient 
production, and to pave the way to a speedy return to normal 
peacetime pursuits while recruiting the full fighting strength of 
the Nation — these are results which would be instantly rejected 
as impossible did not the actual facts stand as irrefutable testi- 
monials of their accomplishment. 

"The first registration on June 5, 1917, numbered a group of 
9,586,508. On June 5, 1918, by the registration of men who had 
attained the age of 21 since June 5, 1917, 735,834 were enrolled. 
On August 24, 1918, the registration of youths attaining their 
majority since June 5, 1918, increased the enrollment by 159,161 
men. Finally, on September 12, 1918, a final registration of all 
men between the ages of 18 and 45, both inclusive, who had not 
previously registered, was accomplished, and 13,228,762 men were 
added to lists of those available for military service. Including 
interim accessions, a total of 24,234,021 men were enrolled and be- 
came subject to the terms of the Selective Service Law. 

"That this vast labor should have been accomplished without 
friction and without the slightest manifestation of antagonism 
on the part of any disturbing elements is in itself a complete vin- 
dictation of the loyalty of the American people. The cheerful and 
eager submission of the Nation to the assumption of its military 
obligation is a glorious monument to the unselfish spontaniety of 
its patriotism. ' ' 

'(Two million men went overseas. More than four million men were mobilized.) 




Chairman Local Board; Chairman Qounty 
l''nui A I i 1 1 u I ■ ■ Speakers; Magistrate liiuti— ; 
Clerk Stale Senate; born March 1. 1881. Fruit- 
land; son nf Mat-tie Frances McLeary Ben- 
nett and (late) Esq. W. X- Bennett;- wife was 
Ethel Yandell; children, Hugh Taylor, Jr.. 
and Willis N. 


Chief Clerk of Local Board from organiza- 
tion; born April 11, 1N94, Trenton; sun of T. 
J. and Mattie Patterson Adams; passed over- 
seas examination for Lieutenant 'in Judge 
Advocates Corps Nov. 8, 1918; sent back to 
Local Board after armistice. 


Registrants were ordered appear before Local Boards for 
examination. The Board originally appointed for Gibson County 
consisted of Fred Collins, Milan,.. Chairman; 0. W. Boucher, Dyer, 
Clerk; Dr. W. C. McRee, Trenton, Physician. Mr. Collins' resig- 
nation was accepted by the Governor and Hugh T. Bennett, Fruit- 
land, was appointed in his stead and elected Cbairinan.on August 
1, 1917. .,,. ( ',. '. ". {, 

The Board first bega^.its machinery on August 7, 1917, at which 
time Robert P. Adams was appointed Temporary Clerk. This 
Board continued its process of "Claims allowed or Army" until 
December, 1917, when the process of classification arose, and at 
that time Governor Thos. C. Rye appointed R. P. Adams Chief 

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Captain Med. Corps U. S A.: born Aug. 6, 
1.882, Trenton; son of \V P. and Lethia Camp- 
bell McRee; wife was Sallie Mai Elder; child- 
ren. Sallie Elder and Rebecca; entered ser- 
vice Sept. 1. IfUS; served Base Hospital 65, 
France; mustered out Ft. McPherson, Feb. 1. 


Secretary of Local Board; Publicity Director. 
ir , torn June 1, 1869^ Layrence Co.; son of 
J. R. and Sarah A. Boucher; wife was Wilma 
Cunningham; one son. William Ransom; 
Mason. Baptist, owner and editor Dyer Re- 
porter for years, now of the Martin Mail. 

Clerk of the Local Board. At the same time G. W. Boucher was 
made Secretary of the Board. The Board then continued with 
Hugh T. Bennett Chairman; Dr. W. C. M c Ree,. Physician; GL W. 
Boucher, Secretary, and Robert P. Adams, Chief Clerk, until 
September, 1918, when Dr\ McRee went to the Army. 

Dr. B. T. Bennett was then appointed Physician of the Board 
in Dr. McRee 's place and served until the .end. 

R. P. Adams continued as Chief Clerk until'Sept. 11, 1918, when 
W. W. Herron and Miss Allene Dennison were appointed to help 
in the September registration and to get ready to assume the work 
upon the departure of Adams for oversea examination on Novem- 
ber 7, 1918. Upon the signing of the armistice, however, his call 
was held up and, returning to' Trenton;' he resumed his place on 
the Board, retaining Miss Dennison as Assistant Clerk until 



Christmas, 1918. After proper and required crating and boxing 
all of the records of the Local Board, were shipped to Washington 
on March 28, 1919, and on April 1, 1919, the Board members were 


G. A. Davidson served as Government Appeal Agent until 
Christmas, 1917, at which time he resigned and C. H. Boone, also 
of Trenton, was appointed in his stead. Mr. Boone served as such 
agent until the end. The Government Appeal Agent looked after 
the Government's interest and could appeal any case which, in his 
opinion, was not correctly decided by the Local Board. 



There registered in Gibson County on June 5, 1917, 3,619 men; 
in June and August, 1918, 429; and on September 12, 1918, 4,597, 
making a total of 8,645 registrants. 1,296 were accepted at the 


There were two Medical Boards in Gibson County. One was 
at Trenton, the other at Humboldt. The Board at Trenton as 
originally appointed was: Dr. E. C. Matthews, Chairman; Dr. C. 
E. Tyree, Dr. T. N. Cochran and Dr. T. L. Austin, Secretary, all 
of Trenton, Tennessee. 

The personnel of the Humboldt Board was: Dr. G. W. Penn, 
Dr. B. S. Penn, Dr. Sydney Thompson and Dr. J. W. Thompson. 

When Dr. E. C. Matthews received his commission and went to 
camp, Dr. B. S. Penn of Humboldt was appointed in his stead and 
at that time Dr. T. N. Cochran was elected Chairman of the Tren- 
ton Board. 

The purpose of the Medical Board was this: after the Local 
Board had made the physical examination of a man, if he was dis- 
satisfied with the Local Board's decision as to his physical condi- 
tion, he could appeal to the Medical Board which would give him 
a second examination. The Local Board was not bound by the 
Medical Board's decision and the authority of finally placing the 
man in his proper physical class was vested in the Local Board. 



When the Local Board wished more critical examination of the 
physical condition of a man, it was their custom to send him to the 
Medical Advisory Board. Hence the Medical Boards were of great 
value in assisting the Local Boards in determining the physical 
qualifications of registrants. 


These Boards came into existence primarily to help registrants 
fill out their questionnaires. The Board was composed of members 
appointed by the Governor and associate members appointed by 
the Board. The Legal Advisory Board of Gibson County was 
composed of Judge W. C. Caldwell, Chairman; Judge John S. 
Cooper and Attorney General M. H. Taylor. The Board appointed 
men throughout the county as associate members, there being sev- 
eral hundreds of them. All the lawyers of the county were as- 
sociate members and numerous other men known for their clear 
thinking. This Board was very helpful to the Local Board in that 
questionnaires, with very few exceptions, were properly filled out, 
and the Board could easily pass on the claim, for it was usually 
regular when a Board man filled it out. These members being 
throughout the county, the registrants were not compelled to go 
to Trenton to fill out and file their questionnaires. The head- 
quarters for the Legal Advisory Board for Gibson County was 


The District Board having jurisdiction over this county was the 
District Board for West Tennessee, having its headquarters at 
Memphis, Tenn. The Board was composed of Dr. L. L. Alexander, 
Chairman; John D. Martin, Secretary; C. P. J. Mooney, Vice- 
Chairman; Dr. F. M. McRee and Chas. J. Barnett. 

This Board would review all appealed cases of the Local Boards 
where registrants were dissatisfied with the Local Board's deci- 
sion. The District Board had original jurisdiction of all agricul- 
tural and industrial claims, since the Local Board only recom- 
mended or disapproved such claims and did not pass on them. The 
District Board would record its vote and decision on a man's ques- 
tionnaire and return it to the Local Board. If there was a split 




vote by the District Board the man could then, in sonic cases, 
appeal to the President. Usually, however, the District Board 
voted solid or unanimous. Before the classification scheme, how- 
ever, a few men appealed to the President as a matter of right, 
no unanimous vote by the District Board at that time being- re- 
quired as a bar to the right, and the President allowed probably 
two such appeals in this county. 

Gibson ( lounty has a right to feel proud of her exemption board 
in that they played no favorites. Different orders came from time 
to time, sometimes so rigid that men were sent regardless of de- 
pendents, physical or financial condition. Most of the time the 
calls were not so drastic and the Board carefully selected men in 
justice and fairness to all. It is our earnest opinion that the (Jib- 
son County Local Board suffered as little criticism as any Board 
in the United States. 





cThe Qreat UDoM IDar 

Bosnia-Herzegovina, the two southermost provinces of .Austria- 
Hungary, were annexed by Austria in 1908, contrary t<> agreement 
at the Congress of Berlin (1878). The people of Bosnia-Herze- 
govina are of the Slavonic Race and wished to be joined to nearby 
Serbia, whose people are also Slavs. Revolts and attempts to 
murder Austrian officials have been frequent and Austria lias 
blamed all cm Serbia. Finally, on June 28, 1914, occurred at 
Serajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the assassination of 
Archduke Francis Ferdinand of the House of Hapsburg, the rul- 
ing family of Austria-Hungary. 

About a month later Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum 
to Serbia. Serbia was given just forty-eight hours to answer. So 
drastic were the terms of this ultimatum, that had Serbia sub- 
mitted, she would have relinquished all rights as a sovereign 
State and would have placed herself under the permanent control 
of Austria. Within a few minutes of the time set, Serbia delivered 
her reply, yielding in practically all points save one, and propos- 
ing to refer to the Hague Tribunal the last point in question. 
Austria would not accept Serbia's reply and at six o'clock, July 
25, 1914, severed diplomatic relations. On July 28, 1914, Austria- 
Hungary declared war on Serbia. 

Russia, an ally of Serbia, began at once the mobilization of her 
troops. On August 1 Germany declared war on Russia, but be- 
gan inarching troops toward the French border, invading the 
liny, independent State of Luxemburg, unable to defend itself. 

Germany delivered an ultimatum on August 2 to Belgium, 
demanding free passage for her troops across King Albert's brave 
land. This demand was refused and from August 3 to the 26 
Belgium was overrun by German hordes and the world witnessed 
again the cruelties of barbarian invasion like unto those of the 
Dark Ages. All this was in defiance of the agreement Germany 
had signed at The Hague in 1907, declaring future wars should 
be between soldiers, and the rights of nonparticipating citizens 
should be held sacred. 


August 3, 1914, Germany declared war on France. Great Britain 
demanded of Germany that the neutrality of Belgium be re- 

On August 4, Great Britain declared war on Germany, on the 
same date President Wilson proclaimed the neutrality of the 
United States. 

On August 6, Austria-Hungary declared war on Russia. On 
August 10, France, and two days later Great Britain declared war 
on Austria-Hungary. 

The British expeditionary force landed in France August 16. 
After the battle of Mons-Charleroi, August 21-23, the French and 
British were compelled to retreat by the force of the German in- 

On August 26 the Germans destroyed the city of Louvain, 
Belgium, a manufacturing city of 42,000 inhabitants. 

During the autumn of 1914 the Russians overran Galicia suffer- 
ing, however, a decided defeat on August 26 at the battle of 
Tannenburg in East Prussia. On August 31, 1914, by a decree 
the Russians changed the name of their capital city from St. 
Petersburg to Petrograd. 

By the last of August the Allies' battle line lay along the Seine, 
Marne and Meuse rivers. So great was the danger from the on- 
coming Huns that the French government was removed from 
Paris to Bordeaux, in Southwestern France. President M. Poin- 
caire had been president of France since 1913, chosen for seven 
years, as are the presidents of France, by the Senate and Chamber 
of Deputies sitting jointly. 

On September 3 the Germans had crossed the Marne River, 
fully confident of taking Paris before France could successfully 
oppose them. In a four-days' battle (September 6 to 10) the 
French and British armies under Gen. Joffre and Gen. Sir John 
French halted the onrush of the Germans and drove them back 
across the river Marne and on back to the Aisne river. Here the 
battle line remained practically stationary for three years along 
a front of three hundred miles. 

At the battle of the Marne, Gen. Foch commanded the French 
center and, by a sudden, daring attack, started the Germans on 
the retreat. Foch was described by Gen. Joffre as "the greatest 



strategist in France." After the Marne Gen. Foch was in general 
command of the French and British forces righting at Ypres and 
the other engagements that saved the Channel ports. 

On September 22 three British cruisers were sunk by a sub- 
marine and later in the year the British fleet won an important 
naval engagement off the Falkland Islands. But in this brief 
account of the war we shall not attempt to follow the victories or 
disasters at sea save as they bore directly on the drawing of 
America into the conflict. 

After the Germans occupied Liege and Brussels, during the 
first month of the war, all the Belgian defenses centered about 
Antwerp. And Antwerp is known as one of the strongest for- 
tifications of Europe. German guns were trained on the forts 
of Antwerp on September 28, and on October 5 the Belgian army 
began evacuating the city. Four days later the German army 
occupied Antwerp. On October 13 the Germans took Ghent and 
on the same day the Belgian government was moved to Le Havre, 
France. Belgium is a constitutional monarchy. King Albert I. 
lias been the ruler since December 23, 1909. He and his Queen, 
Elizabeth, have been greatly beloved by the Belgian people. King 
Albert has shown a courage, strength of character, patience and 
a devotion to his country during these years of devastation of his 
land and the persecution of his people, that have won for him the 
admiration of the world. 

For the month of October 16-November 17, the Belgians, British 
and French fought in Flanders along the Yser river, finally re- 
pulsing the Germans at the decisive first battle of Ypres, and sav- 
ing the ports of the English Channel from German occupation. 

In Russia the sale of alcohol was forbidden for the duration of 
the war. Back and forth across Poland and Galicia the Russian 
and German- Austro-Hungarian armies fought. 

On November 5 Great Britain declared war on Turkey. Austria 
invaded Serbia and on December 2 captured Belgrade, the capital. 
Belgrade was retaken by the Serbians December 14. 

The Hun hordes being confidently held in check, the French 
government was returned from Bordeaux to Paris December 9. 

On the night before Christmas. 1914, occurred the first German 
air raid on England. 

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Before considering the events of the war in 1915, let's review 
some paragraphs that reveal Germany's attitude in prosecuting 
the Avar. 

The Imperial German Empire, ruled over since 1888 by Kaiser 
Wilhelm II., was a confederation of States, the most powerful of 
which was Prussia. The Empire had a constitution but that 
constitution could not be amended without the consent of the 
Emperor. Discussions and votes in the Reichstag amounted to 
nothing if the Kaiser vetoed the measure. 

To get a better idea of < J-ermany's viewpoint in waging this war, 
one should read the article by Maximilian Harden translated in 
the New York Times, December (i. 1914. He says in part: 

"Not as weak-willed blunderers have we undertaken the fearful 
risk of this war. We wanted it; because we had to wish it and 
could wish it. May the Teuton devil throttle those winners whose 
pleas for excuses make us ludicrous in these hours of lofty ex- 
perience. We do not stand, and shall not place ourselves before 
the court of Europe.... Germany strikes. If it conquers new 
realms for its genius, the priesthood of all the gods wall sing songs 
of praise to the good war.... We are waging this war not in order 
to punish those who have sinned, nor in order to free enslaved 
peoples, and thereafter to comfort ourselves with the unselfish 
and useless consciousness of our own righteousness. We wage it 
from the lofty point of view and with the conviction that Ger- 
many, as a result of her achievements, and in proportion to them, 
is justified in asking, and must obtain, wider room on earth for 
development and for working out the possibilities that are in 
her.... Now strikes the hour of Germany's rising power." 

Evidently he expected Germany to rule the world as the Kaiser 
ruled Germany. You remember the Kaiser's words concerning 
his position in Germany: "Only one is master in this country. 
That is I. Who opposes me I shall crush to pieces. All of you 
have only one will, and that is my will: there is only one law, and 
that is my law. ' ' 

Contrast President Wilson's description of our democracy: 

"The Government is merely an attempt to express the consci- 
ence of everybody, the average conscience of the Nation, in rules 
that everybody is commanded to obey." 

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1 The stories of German cruelty in Belgium and elsewhere thai 
came to this country in the early part of the war were thought to 
be isolated eases probably greatly exaggerated. But direct ac- 
counts from our Minister to Belgium, Mr. Brand Whitlock, our 
Ambassador to ( rermany, Mr. -lames W. Gerard, and many others 
revealed the fact that these horrors unspeakable were deliberate- 
ly, systematically planned to strike terror to the hearts of every- 
one in an enemy country. 

Austria-Hungary, the dual monarchy, ruled over for liS years 
by Francis Joseph, has been merely the tool of Germany in this 
war. The Emperor's nephew and heir, Archduke Francis Ferdi- 
nand, was assassinated June 28, 1914. Upon the death of Emperor 
Francis Joseph in 1916, Archduke Charles Francis Joseph came 
to the throne as Charles I. of Austria and (diaries IV. of Hungary. 

WAR IN 1915 

Early in 1915 the Russians pushed forward again, attempting 
to cross the Carpathian Mountains in Austria-Hungary. They 
also led a second invasion into East Prussia, holding these for- 
ward lines until pushed back by German and Austrian armies in 
May and June. 

The sale of absinthe was forbidden in France until the end of 
the war. 

To Americans, the most vital point of the war early in 1915 was 
Germany's proclamation on February 4, prescribing a "war zone" 
about the British Isles. At the beginning of the war the United 
States sent an identical note to all countries at war, insisting on 
the freedom of the seas for all neutral nations. Germany set 
mines promiscuously in the North Sea, with no warning to any 
•nations. Several British cruisers were blown up and the British 
admiralty declared the North Sea a military area and prescribed 
a certain safe path for neutral vessels. This was inconvenient and 
the United States protested. 

On February 4, Germany declared "the waters surrounding 
Great Britain and Ireland, including the whole English Channel, 
to be comprised within the seat of war." 

Neutral nations were warned to keep their ships out of the war 
zone and their citizens off any vessels going through those waters. 

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This order was to take effect after February 18. In a note dated 
February 10, the United States protested very vigorously against 
suck a policy and declared that tke German government would be 
keld to strict accountability for any United States vessels sunk 
or United States citizens' lives taken. 

A note from tke German government plead tkat tkis was an act 
of self-defense to counteract illegal methods Great Britain kad 
employed in cutting off commerce between Germany and neutral 
nations. Accordingly tke German blockade of tke British Isles 
began on February 18, and the submarines were turned loose on 
their heinous mission of piracy and murder. The United States 
sent an identic note to Great Britain and Germany, suggesting 
that they come to some agreement concerning naval warfare. The 
British government had ordered a retaliating blockade of Ger- 

On March 28, the British ship, "Falaba" was sunk by a sub- 
marine. Tkere were 111 lives lost; one American. On April 8 
a vessel sent from America, by tke commission for aid of Belgium 
was torpedoed. Fifteen lives were lost. 

In Marck tke Britisk captured Neuve Ckapelle. During the 
month of April 17-May 17 occurred the second battle of Ypres. 
Here for the first time asphyxiating gas was used. The Germans 
introduced it directly in defiance of the pledge they had given 
at The Hague (1907). The British army sustained its reputa- 
tion for bulldog tenacity and tke Germans failed to break tkrougk 
their lines. 

Tke United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is a consti- 
tutional and parliamentary monarchy, ruled over, since 1910 by 
King George V. and Queen Mary. Tke best comment on Great 
Britain's method of governing is found in the hearty way all her 
colonies rallied to her assistance in this war. 

On April 28 the American vessel, "dishing," was attacked by 
a German aeroplane. Then, on May 1, the American steamship, 
"Gulf light," was sunk by a German submarine. 

On May 7, tke "Lusitania," a steamship of the Cunard Line, 
was sunk by a German submarine. There were 1,154 lives lost, 
114 of whom were Americans. Three days later the German 
government sent a message of sympathy to the United States 

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government over the loss of American lives by the sinking of the 

On May 13 the United States government sends its note of 
protest against the policy of unrestricted submarine warfare that 
made possible the tragedy of the Lusitania. 

During the month of May there was much fighting near La 
Bassee — at Festubert, called specifically, the Battle of Atois. 

On May 23 Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary. Italy is a 
constitutional and parliamentry monarchy. The present ruler is 
King Victor Emmanuel III., who came to the tin-one on July 29, 
3900. Queen Elena was a princess of Montenegro. 

The American steamship "Nebraskan" was attacked by sub- 
marine on May 25. Then comes Germany's answer to the Ameri- 
can note of protest in regard to the sinking of the Lusitania, fol- 
lowed by another note from Germany regarding the "Gulflight" 
and "Gushing." 

William Jennings Bryan, advocate of peace-at-any-price, re- 
signed the office of Secretary of State on June 8. Robert Lansing 
was appointed to fill the office. 

On June 9 the United States sends the second note in regard to 
the Lusitania, receiving a reply on July 8 from Germany, pledg- 
ing safety to United States vessels in the war zone under specified 
conditions. On July 15 Germany sends acknowledgments and 
regrets over the submarine attack on the "Nebraskan." 

Between July 12 and September 18 Germany conquers Russian 
Poland, taking Lublin, Warsaw, Brest-Litovsk, etc. 

The White Star liner, "Arabic," was sunk by a submarine on 
August 19. 

Italy declared war on Turkey August 20, 1915. Turkey has 
been a constitutional monarchy since 1908, ruled over by Sultan 
Mohammed V., who was the temporal and spiritual head of the 
nation. The whole government had been placed under absolute 
German influence by a systematic policy extending back over 
many decades. 

On August 24 the German Ambassador, Count von Bernstorff, 
sent a note assuring the United States government that the loss 
of lives on the Arabic was not at all the intention of the German 
government and was deeply regretted. Again on September 1 


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Ambassador Bernstorff sent a letter to Secretary Lansing promis- 
ing that German submarines would sink no more liners without 
warning. This letter was endorsed by the German Foreign Office. 

On September 8 the United States government demanded the 
recall of the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador, Dr. Dumba. Per- 
haps the following extracts from a letter he sent to the Austrian 
Minister of Foreign Affairs will give a hint of the work he was 
doing over here and explain the reason for his recall. The letter, 
dated August 20, 1915, was intercepted in England and the con- 
tents cabled to Secretary Lansing. Dr. Dumba recommended 
"most warmly" to the favorable consideration of the Austro- 
Hungarian Foreign Office "proposals with respect to the prepara- 
tion of disturbances in the Bethlehem Schwab's steel and muni- 
tions factory, as well as in the Middle West. We could, if not 
entirely prevent the production of war material in Bethlehem and 
in the Middle West, at any rate strongly disorganize it and hold 
it up for months." 

The French offensive in Champagne fails to break through the 
German lines. There is hard fighting and some British progress 
in the vicinity of Loos,--early tin-October. 

'The German government expresses its regrets and disavows the 
sinking of the "Arabic" and assures the government of the United 
States that it stands ready to pay indemnities. 

On October 5 Allied forces land at Saloniki (The Thesoloniki of 
New Testament times) at the invitation of the Greek govern- 
•The situation in Greece has been one of conflicting purposes. 

They were bound by treaty to help defend Serbia against ag- 

This treaty the King, Constantine I. (succeeded to the throne 
in 1913) chose to ignore, for the Queen was Sophia, a sister of 
Kaiser William II. 

The Premier, M. Venizelos, and the mass of the Greek people 
wished to enter the war on the side of the Allies, and fulfill the 
obligations to Serbia. Hence the invitation to the Allied forces 
to come to 'Saloniki. For this act King Constantine dismissed 
Premier venizelos and appointed a succession of pro-German 
ministers who succeeded in keeping Greece neutral. 



However, a provisional government established in September 
.1916, at Saloniki by M. Venizelos in sympathy with the Allies, 
gained such popularity that the King, Constantine I., was forced 
to abdicate on June 12, 1917. 

Between October 6 and December 2, 1915, Austro-German- 
Bulgarian armies conquered Serbia. The Serbian government 
with King Peter I., removed to the Island of Corfu in the Adriatic. 

On October 14 Great Britain declared war on Bulgaria, a con- 
stitutional monarchy more than twice the size of Serbia, ruled 
over since 1908 by Czar Ferdinand. 

On December 4 the United States government demanded the 
recall of Capt. Karl Boy-Ed, German naval attache, and Capt. 
Franz von Papen, military attache, for hostile activities. 

On December 15 Gen. Sir John French retired from command 
of the British army in France and Flanders, and was succeeded 
by Sir Douglas Haig. 

WAR IN 1916 

The Austrian troops, in January and February, overran Monte- 
negro, a small independent country in the Balkan Peninsula, 
having about one-seventh the area of our State of Tennessee. 
Upon the fall of Cettinje, the capital, Nicholas I., the reigning 
monarch, took refuge in France, moving the government of 
Montenegro to Bordeaux, France. 

On February 10 Germany notifies neutral countries that armed 
merchant ships will be treated as warships and sunk without 
warning. Secretary Lansing replies promptly that by interna- 
tional law commercial vessels have a right to carry arms in self- 

In a note, February 16, Germany acknowledges her liability in 
the sinking of the Lusitania. 

Verdun was considered the military key to the west front. The 
Crown Prince of Germany determined to possess it. With losses 
so frightful that the German soldiers called Verdun "the grave," 
he took possession of some of the important forts. This was in 
February and for six months he pushed his men on to the slaugh- 
ter. During October, 1916, and August, 1917, the French, under 




Gen. Nivelle, regained at comparatively small cost the ground the 
Germans had bought so dearly. 

At the beginning of the war the Republic of Portugal expressed 
her willingness to furnish Great Britain with 10,000 soldiers upon 
request, as per treaty. Great Britain did not make the call for 
them. Early in 1916 Portugal requisitioned 294 German and 
Austrian vessels that were in her harbors. On March 8 Germany 
declared war on Portugal. 

In this concise sketch of the war we have made no attempt to 
follow the activities in distant lands, as the British campaign in 
Southwest Africa under Gen Botha, brilliant though it was, or 
Russia's conquest of pro-German Persia or the insurrection in 
Ireland. There were echoes and re-echoes of the gigantic struggle 
heard the whole world over. Peace was not on the Earth. 

Germany declared that the U-Boat was a new weapon and not 
yet regulated by international law. On March 24 the French 
steamer, "Sussex," is torpedoed without warning and American 
citizens are killed. The United States government orders Am- 
bassador Gerard in Berlin to inquire into the sinking of the 
"Sussex" and other vessels. Immediately the German govern- 
ment replies. On April 18 the United States delivers what is 
understood as an ultimatum that unless Germany desists at once 
from her ruthless submarine policy, diplomatic relations will be 
severed. On May 4 the reply of the German government in the 
main accedes to the demands of the United States. The United 
States accepts this reply, but makes it clear that Germany must 
hold to her word regardless of the positions of other nations. 

In an address before the League to Enforce Peace on May 27 
President Wilson says "The United States is ready to join any 
practical league for preserving peace and guaranteeing political 
and territorial integrity of nations." 

The United States on June 21 demands an apology and repara- 
tion from Austria-Hungary for the sinking of the "Petrolite," an 
American vessel, by an Austrian submarine. 

A concerted offensive of French in the west and Italian armies 
in Italy was planned. The French did some hard fighting on the 
Somme river but were not able to break through the German lines 
nor accomplish anything of value before the rainy season stopped 


operations. Better luck accompanied the Italians. Two months 
before, when the Italian army had attempted to occupy Trentino, 
they had been driven out by the Austrian army and pursued seven 
miles within their own territory. In the months of August and 
September the Italian army drove the Austrians out and took 
possession of the city of Gorizia. 

On August 27 Italy declared war on Germany. At about the 
same time Roumania entered the war on the side of the Allies and 
was crushed. The King, Ferdinand I., was of the Catholic branch 
of the family of German Hohenzollerns and the Queen Marie 
was a British princess. The sovereign whom Ferdinand suc- 
ceeded in October, 1914, was decidedly pro-German in his sym- 
pathies but Ferdinand favored Russian influences rather than 

The British passenger steamer, "Stephano," was sunk off the 
American coast by a German submarine on October 8. 

On October 28 the British steamer, "Marina," was sunk with- 
out warning and six American lives were lost. 

On November 29 the United States protested against German 
deportations of Belgians. Having stripped Belgium of her fac- 
tories and machinery, Germany declared it was necessary to "send 
labor in pursuit of its indispensable adjuncts." Our Minister to 
Belgium, Mr. Brand Whitlock, reported conditions to the Sec- 
retary of State. Read these words from his description: "The 
rage, the terror, and despair excited by this measure all over 
Belgium were beyond anything we had witnessed since the day 
the Germans poured into Brussels.... I am constantly in receipt 
of reports from all over Belgium that tend to bear out the stories.... 
of brutality and cruelty. In tearing away from every humble 
home in the land a husband and a father or a son and brother, they 
(the Germans) have lighted a fire of hatred that will never go out. 
It is one of those deeds that make one despair of the future of 
the human race, a deed coldly planned, studiously matured, and 
deliberately and systematically executed, a deed so cruel that 
German soldiers are said to have wept in its execution and so 
monstrous that even German officers are now said to be ashamed." 

Lloyd George becomes the new Prime Minister of England upon 
the fall of the Asquith Ministry. 



A German peace offer is refused by the Allies in December as 
'empty and insincere." 

WAR IN 1917 

Most of December, 1916, and January, 1917, was given to dis- 
cussions of peace. Germany wished to close the war with things 
practically as they stood. The Allies insisted that Germany and 
Austria-Hungary had been the instigators of the war and that 
they should make restorations and reparations to the countries 
that had been devastated. They wished also some definite as- 
surance that the horrors of 1914 would never be repeated. 

On January 31 Germany announced her policy of unrestricted 
submarine warfare within certain zones, extending considerably 
the forbidden waters of earlier dates and including large portions 
of the Mediterranean Sea. 

On February 3 the United States severed diplomatic relations 
with Germany and dismissed Ambassador Bernstorff. Later the 
reply was made to the Swiss Minister that there would be no 
negotiations with Germany until the submarine order was with- 

President Wilson asked authority to arm our merchant ships. 
The "Zimniermann note" was revealed on February 28. Dr. 
Zimmermann was the German Foreign Minister. The note, dated 
January 19, 1917, addressed to the German Minister in Mexico, 
came into the hands of Secretary Lansing. It contained these 

"On the first of February we intend to begin submarine war- 
fare unrestricted. In spite of this it is our intention to endeavor 
to keep neutral the United States of America. If this attempt is 
not successful, we propose an alliance on the following basis with 
Mexico: That we shall make war together and together make 
peace. We shall give general financial support, and it is under- 
stood that Mexico is to reconquer the lost territory in New 
Mexico, Texas and Arizona. The details are left to you for settle- 
ment. You are instructed to inform the President of Mexico of 
the above in the greatest confidence as soon as it is certain there 
will be an outbreak of war with the United States and suggest 
that the President of Mexico on his own initiative should com- 

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munieate with Japan suggesting adherence at once to this plan; 
at the same time offer to mediate between Germany and Japan. 
Please call to the attention of the President of Mexico that the 
employment of ruthless submarine warfare now promises to 
compel England to make peace in a few months." 

At this time the British held on the western front 100 miles, 
the French 175 miles, and the Belgians 25 miles. 

During March occurred a revolution in Russia that led to the 
abdication of Czar Nicholas II. The Czar had always been a weak, 
vacillating monarch, whom Kaiser William II. was constantly 
trying to control. The Czarina Alexandra was the sister of 
Emperor William II. of Germany. Hence the Russian people 
often mistrusted the royal family and thought them ready to 
sacrifice Russian interests to German ambition. 

The United States announced that an armed guard would be 
placed on all American merchant ships sailing through the war 
zone. In Northern France, from Lille, through St. Quentin, be- 
yond Laon, the Germans had prepared what they considered an 
impregnable line of fortifications, trenches, dugouts, tunnels. 
etc., which they termed the Hindenburg line. They retired to this 
line on March 17 to 19, evacuating some 1,300 square miles of 
French territory along a 100-mile front from Arras to Soissons. 
This they did in a perfect orgy of destroying everything in sight. 

The United States formally recognized the new government set 
up in Russia following the revolution. 

Minister Brand Whitlock and the American Relief Commission 
were withdrawn from Belgium. On April 2 President Woodrow 
Wilson asks Congress to declare the existence of a state of war 
with Germany. 


Let's re-read a portion of that momentous address delivered 
by President Woodrow Wilson on April 2, 1917, before a joint 
session of the two Houses of Congress : 

"We are accepting this challenge of hostile purpose because we 
know that in such a government, following such methods, we can 
never have a friend; and that in the presence of its organized 
power, always lying in wait to accomplish we know not what 


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purpose, there can be no assured security for the democratic 
governments of the world. We are now about to accept guage of 
battle with this natural foe to liberty and shall, if necessary, 
spend the whole force of the nation to check and nullify its pre- 
tensions and its power. We are glad, now that we see the facts 
with no veil of false pretense about them, to fight thus for the 
ultimate peace of the world and for the liberation of its peoples, 
the German peoples included; for the rights of nations great and 
small and the privilege of men everywhere to choose their way of 
life and obedience. The world must be made safe for democracy.... 
There are, it may be, many months of fiery trial and sacrifice 
ahead of us. It is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people 
into war, into the most terrible and disastrous of all wars, civili- 
zation itself seeming to be in the balance. But the right is more 
precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we 
have always carried nearest our hearts, — for democracy, for the 
right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their 
own governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations, 
for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples 
as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world 
itself at last free. To such a task we can dedicate our lives and 
our fortunes, everything that we are and everything that we 
have, with the pride of those who know that the day has come 
when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for 
the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace 
which she has treasured. God helping her, she can do no other." 


On April 6, 1917, the United States of America declared war on 
Germany. Two days later Austria-Hungary severed diplomatic 
relations with the United States. 

April 9 to May 14 there occurred British successes in the battle 
of Arras beginning with the taking of Vimy ridge. 

At the same time the French scored splendid successes between 
Soissons and Rheims in the battle of the Aisne. 

On April 29 Turkey severed diplomatic relations with the 
United States. 

About this time American destroyers joined the British navy in 
the war zone. 

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The summer of 1917 marked the advance of the great Italian 
offensive on the Isonzo front. 

Gen. Petain succeeded Gen. Nivelle as commander in chief of 
the French forces on May 15. 

In the United States the selective service act was signed on 
May 18 by President Wilson. Time revealed the deep wisdom 
of this act. 

In Flanders on June 7 Messines ridge was blown up by the 
British. This was just south of Ypres and 7,500 German prisoners 
were taken. 

The Italians launched another drive in Trentino. 

Public sentiment was so strong against his pro-German policies 
that King Constantine of Greece was forced to abdicate. 

Premier M. Venizelos was recalled to Athens and on July 2, 
1917, Greece formally entered the war against Germany and 

On the 15 of June the First Liberty Loan offer in the United 
States closed. Two Billion Dollars was offered and $3,035,226,850 
was subscribed. 

The first American troops reached France on June 26. 

The Russian army suffered an overwhelming defeat on July 1 
in Galicia. Kerensky was in command. Still Kerensky appeared 
to be slowly but determinedly gaining strength and confidence for 
the government; and the Root Commission, sent from the United 
States to encourage the new Republic, upon returning to Wash- 
ington on August 12, made very favorable reports. That Com- 
mission doubtless had accomplished much but all the good results 
were soon overthrown by the Bolsheviki. 

From July 31 the Battle of Flanders marks the beginning of 
British successes in Flanders that continue all fall. 

In August there is a new Italian drive on the Isonzo front. 
French attacks at Verdun recapture ground lost in 1916. 

The Germans capture Riga, an important seaport of the Rus- 
sians, on September 3. 

In October occurred a great counterdrive into Italy by the 
combined Austrian and German armies. 

The October French drive north of the Aisne river wins some 
important positions. 



On October 26 Brazil declares war on Germany. 

October 27 closed the Second Liberty Loan in the United States, 
$3,000,000,000 offered and $4,617,532,300 subscribed. 

The Germans retreat on November 2 from Chemin des Dames 
north of the river Aisne. 

November 3 brought the first clash of American with German 

Kerensky was overthrown on November 7 by the Bolsheviki 
and the short-lived Russian republic was supplanted by chaos. 
The word Bolsheviki is a Russian word which means, "belonging 
to the majority." Some years ago, when the Socialist Democratic 
party in Russia split, the radicals were in the majority hence 
styled themselves Bolsheviki. Their leader, Lenine, was in exile 
at the beginning of the World War, but by the collusion of the 
German government, he reached Petrograd in 1917 and began 
stirring up the people against the government. 

The beautiful "Winter Palace" was for a while defended by 
Russian women (the Battalion of Death). The audacious and 
unscrupulous Bolsheviki under Lenine and Trotsky, dominated 
and tore to pieces poor war-worn Russia. 

On November 13 Olemenceau becomes Premier of Prance. 

Gen. Byng, on November 22, commanding the British troops 
near Cambrai, sprung a successful surprise attack on the Ger- 
mans. Instead of preparing the way for the advance of his men 
by a barrage of artillery fire, as was customary, Gen. Byng em- 
ployed tanks to break down the barbed wire entanglements. 
Bourlon Wood was taken next. But a surprise counter attack by 
the Germans forced the British to give up about a fourth of the 
ground they had taken. 

Early in December a revolt in Portugal overthrows the pro- 
Ally administration. 

The United States declared war on Austria-Hungary on Decem- 
ber 7. Jerusalem was captured by the British advancing from 
Egypt. Germany and the Bolsheviki government in Russia sign 
an armistice on December 15. 

President Wilson issues a proclamation taking over the rail- 
roads of the United States and appointing William G. McAdoo, 



WAR IN 1918 

Activities of the airmen of all belligerant nations became more 
prominent during 1918. British airmen made a big successful 
raid on Karlsruhe about January 14. On the 28 German air 
raiders killed 47 in London. And on the 13 in an air raid upon 
Paris they killed 49. On March 11, GO airplanes bombed Paris, 
killing 34 people. On March 12 British airmen dropped a ton 
of explosives on Coblenz. So goes the story of the most horrible 
of all wars — fighting not only on land and sea but under the sea, 
up in the air, in trenches, everywhere, everywhere. 

Contrary to oft repeated pledges, the Germans took particular 
delight in bombing hospitals. These had to be carefully camou- 
flaged, that is, hidden, usually by being painted in such a way as 
to deceive the keen eve of the aviator. 

The Italians broke through the Austrian lines on January 28 
and took 1,500 prisoners. 

United States transports carrying soldiers across the Atlantic 
were guarded by convoys. In the danger zones the path in front 
of the transports was swept by sea nets searching for mines hidden 
in the water. This was often onlv two cable lines stretched across 

the front of a ship. The greatest secrecy was maintained con- 
cerning the date of sailing and route to be followed. Imagine the 
anxiety felt when the news flashed over the world that on Feb- 
ruary 5, 1918, the U. S. transport "Tuseania" had been sunk by 
a torpedo off the Irish coast. In the section of this history dealing 
with personal experiences we give a fuller account of this tragedy 
as told us by an eye witness, Mr. James Rains. 

Americans repulsed a strong attack in Chemin des Dames sector 
on February 28 with heavy losses to the attacking German force. 
United States troops also repulsed a raid in the Toul sector, suffer- 
ing many casualties, indicting heavy losses on the Germans, how- 

On March 4 the French made a surprise attack penetrating 
German lines at Verdun. 

Americans in Lorraine repulsed a German attack on March 5, 
taking prisoners. At about the same time the British repulsed 
an attack near Ypres. 

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On March 14, 1918, the American Rainbow Division, consisting 
of National Guard units from 27 States, occupied trenches in the 
Luneville sector from which they drove the enemy. This was the 
first permanent advance made by Americans. 

All during March, April and May the Germans made such de- 
termined drives, so utterly regardless of the loss of life to their 
own men, that things began to look black for the Allies. 

After repulsing attack after attack in Flanders, on March 23 
the British fell back from 5 to 10 miles, their lines still unbroken. 
The estimated casualties were, German 250,000; British 100,000. 
French and American troops were brought up to the support of 
the British. 

Just at this time the Germans introduced a new gun that shelled 
Paris from a distance of 76 miles. A few days later the news 
flashed around the world that a shell from this gun had killed 75 
in a Paris church. Consternation spread over the earth. It was 
slated later that only 6 persons were really killed, but the object 
of the long range gun was to strike fear to the hearts of all in 

France and to set the world marvelling over German war methods. 

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It accomplished its purpose. Each time it was fired cost $1100.00. 
It was worth that to the Germans in the terror it caused, although 
it is said to have killed in all less than 20 people. 

Before the end of March the Germans had captured Bapamne, 
Guiscard, Albert and other towns. The British recaptured some 
villages. The French retook three towns and stopped the Ger- 
mans as they advanced toward Amiens. 

On March 29, 1918, Gen. Foch was put in command of the Allied 
armies in France and Gen. Pershing offered to him all the troops 
and resources of the forces of the United States in France. 

On April 4 and 5 the Germans made heavy drives on the Allies' 
line, gaining a little ground toward Amiens, but at a terrific loss 
of men. 

United States Provost Marshal Gen. Crowder called 150,000 
draft men to the colors on April 6. 

The Germans hit the British front between La Bassee and 
Armentieres, gaining three miles. The British evacuated Armen- 
tieres on April 11. 



Tremendous fighting continued in Flanders. Americans won 
an all-day fight on the Toul front April 12. 

On the 16 the Germans took most of Messines ridge. On the 
20 the Germans made a strong attack on the Americans in the 
Toul sector but were repulsed with heavy losses. 

The British drove back the Germans east of Amiens but the 
Germans took Mt. Kemmel and advanced to the southwest, 
threatening Ypres. In the next few days they captured St. Eloi 
and attacked strongly on three sides of Ypres salient and on the 
Belgian line but were repulsed, losing heavily. The French re- 
took Locre. 

May 4 closed the campaign for the Third Liberty Loan with 
the loan well oversubscribed. 

On May 17 the German plot in Ireland was exposed and Sinn 
Fein leaders were arrested. Sinn Fein, an Irish expression mean- 
ing "ourselves alone," is the name of a society formed in Ireland 
about 1905 for the purpose of advancing an "Irish Ireland." The 
leaders fell prey to German influence, and were at this time caus- 
ing all sorts of disturbances in Ireland. The trouble was quieted 
at the time but the Irish problem is far from being settled. We 
have it on the authority of a noted Presbyterian divine, Reverend 
William Thorne, himself a native of Ireland, that England has 
long been wrongfully criticized in regard to her treatment of 
Ireland. He says England would gladly give Ireland the inde- 
pendence that Canada and Australia enjoy, but that Ireland is 
torn between the Protestant and Catholic religions too sorely to 
be ready for home rule. 

On May 27, 1918, the Germans attacked on the Aisne front, 
taking Chemin des Dames. Their drive in Flanders was repulsed. 
The center of the Crown Prince's army crossed the Vesle but the 
Allies cheeked the advance of the flanks. 

Americans in Picardy captured Cantigny by a dashing attack. 
On May 29 the Allies evacuated Soissons and the Germans pushed 
on to the Marne by May 31, reaching the apex of their salient. 
They were stopped on June 2 by Allied reserves. 

Twelve vessels were sunk in American waters by German 
U-Boats between May 25 and June 5. 


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Americans realized that the tide of war was turned when they 
defeated the Germans in the Chateau-Thierry sector and cleared 
Belleau Wood of the enemy. The big fight was on June 14. Too 
much praise can not be given the 1500 Engineers who withstood 
the first shock of the attack. 

To show just how important this repulse at Chateau-Thierry 
was may we review German moves during 1918? 

We quote from Major McClellan of the American Marines: 

"In 1918, prior to the middle of July, the offensive was in the 
hands of the Imperial German staff, and between March 21 and 
July 15, 1918, the Germans directed no less than five major of- 
fensives against the Allied lines in efforts to bring the war to n 
successful conclusion for the Central Powers. American troops 
assisted in breaking up every one of these drives, but the Second 
Division, including the Marines, opposed oidy one, that in the 
Chateau-Thierry sector. 

"The first offensive (Somme) of the Germans was stopped 
within a few miles of Amiens, and the second (Lys) overran 
Armentieres. In this second German offensive, which lasted from 
April 9 to 27, 1918, there were approximately 500 American troops 

"Then late in May, 1918, with startling success, which brought 
corresponding depression to the morale of the Allies, the Germans 
launched their third offensive west of Reims, crossed the 
Chemin-des-Dames, captured Soissons ,and the last of May found 
them marching in the direction of Paris down the Marne valley. 
Again the American commander in chief placed every available 
man at the disposal of Marshal Foch. It was at this critical time, 
when the Allies were facing a grave crisis, that the Second Divi- 
sion, including the Marine Brigade, together with elements of 
the Third and Twenty-eighth Divisions, were thrown into the 
line and, in blocking the German advance in the Chateau-Thierry 
sector, rendered great assistance in stopping the most dangerous 
of the German drives.... The final report of the American com- 
mander-in-chief with reference to this third German offensive 
stated in part: 

" 'On reaching the Marne that river was used as a defensive 
flank and the German advance was directed toward Paris. Dur- 


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ing the first days of June something akin to a panic seized the 
city and it was estimated that one million people left during the 
spring of 1918.... The Second Division, then in reserve northwest 
of Paris and preparing to relieve the First Division, was hastily 
diverted to the vicinity of Meaux on May 31 and, early on the 
morning of June 1, was deployed across the Chateau-Thierry- 
Paris road near Montreuil-aux-Lions in a gap in the French line, 
where it stopped the German advance on Paris.' 

"Without minimizing in any way the splendid actions of the 
Twenty-sixth Division at Cantigny on May 28, 1918, the fact re- 
mains that the Second Division, including the Marine Brigade, 
was the first American division to get a chance to play an impor- 
tant part on the western front, and how well it repelled this dan- 
gerous thrust of the Germans along the Paris-Metz highway is 
too well-known to he dwelt upon at length in this brief history. 

"The fighting of the Second Division in the Chateau-Thierry 
sector was divided into two parts, one a magnificently stubborn 
defensive lasting a week and the other a vicious offensive. The 
defensive fighting of the Second Division between May 31 and 
June 5 was part of the major operation called by the Americans 
the Aisne defensive. Without discussing at this time the tactical 
or strategical significance of the work of the Second Division in 
the Aisne defensive, suffice to say that its psychological effect 
upon the morale of the Allies was tremendous and has been 
recognized in practically every writing worthy of consideration 
up to the present date. 

"The close of the Aisne defensive on June 5, 1918, found the 
line of the Second Division well established at that point of the 
Marne salient nearest Paris. 

"On June 6 the Second Division snatched the initiative from 
flie Germans and started an offensive on its front which did not 
end until July 1. The Marine Brigade captured Hill 142 and 
Bouresches and in the words of General Pershing, 'sturdily held 
its ground against the enemy's best guard divisions.' They com- 
pletely cleared Bois de Belleau of the enemy on June 26, a major 
of Marines sending in his famous message: 'Woods now U. S. 
Marine Corps' entirely.' 

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ficially changed the name of Belleau Wood to Woods of the Marine 
Brigade or in their language, 'Bois de la Brigade de Marine.' 

"During the time the above-described fighting was going on the 
Germans were frustrated in their fourth 1918 drive (Noyon- 
Montdidier defensive) between June 9 and 15. 

"Having been blocked in the Marne salient, the Germans at- 
tacked for the fifth time in 1918 on July 15, and as events turned 
out it was the last, for from the time of its failure they were on 
the defensive. 

"The Allied trops including many Americans held this attack, 
called by the Americans the Champagne-Marne defensive, which 
was on a large scale, and the grand initiative passed from the 
Germans to the Allies on July 18, 1918, when Marshal Foch 
launched his initial major offensive, termed by the Americans the 

Some Gibson County boys were with the Second Division but 
most of them served with the Thirtieth — Old Hickory, as it was 
named in honor of our world-famed warrior and statesman, 
Andrew Jackson, because in the Division there were so many men 
from Tennessee, and North and South Carolina. The Thirtieth 
Division landed at Calais, France, May 24, 1918. After a month's 
training they were marched into Belgium on July 4, 1918. This 
was the first American Division to enter Belgium. Here they 
were in close support of two British Divisions. Trained in front 
line fighting at Ypres they saw much hard service during Septem- 
ber and October taking a vital part in the breaking of the Hinden- 
hurg line. 

On June 28 the first American troops landed in Italy. Italy had 
been pitifully handicapped for lack of ammunition. The Allies 
had at last come to a place where they could assist her. And in 
June the tide turned for Italy and the great Austrian offensive 
along a front of a hundred miles in Italy was defeated and finally 
turned into a complete rout. 

In France, Americans repulsed heavy attacks in the Toul sector 
and in Alsace and stormed German trenches and positions near 
Cantingy in mid-June. Late in June there were important gains 
made by the British between Hazebrouck and Bethume and by 
the French southwest of Soissons. 



On July 1 Americans captured Vaux village and with the 
French took other important positions. 

The French made a mile advance on Picardy front southeast of 
Amiens on July 12. 

On the 15 the Germans, for the fifth time that year, resumed 
the offensive, attacking along the Marne river and on both sides 
of Reims. 

Americans drove them back across the river and the French 
withstood all assaults farther cast. Americans smashed German 
attacks east of Chateau-Tliiery. 

On July 18 the French and Americans began a big drive, push- 
ing eastward on a 25-mile front from Belleau to the Aisne and 
taking many towns and prisoners. 

Franco- American troops made further advances on the Sois- 
sons-Chateau-Tliierry front. The great offensive continued, large 
numbers of guns and prisoners being taken and the Germans re- 
treating from the south bank of the Marne. Chateau-Thierry was 
captured by the Allies on July 21, although victory was assured 
by the decisive fight on June 14. 

There was desperate fighting but the Allies took town after 
town, pushing the Huns farther north of the Marne until on 
August 2 the Allies took Soissons and the Germans retreated pre- 
cipitately toward the Vesle river. In four days the French and 
Americans had crossed the Vesle on both sides of Fismes. 

On August 8 the British and French started an offensive on the 
Amiens front, taking many towns and 10,000 prisoners. The next 
day further progress was made by the Allies in Picardy and 7,000 
more prisoners were taken. 

On the 10 the Allies took Montdidier and Americans with 
British won a severe fight north of the Soinnie. 

It was about this time that a lug bunch of Gibson County 
boys got into the fighting with Colonel Luke Lea's 111th Field 
Artillery. Captain Gordon Browning was with Battery D 
111th Field Artillery while he was a Lieutenant and with him 
were many Gibson County men. When he was promoted to 
Captain he was transferred to Battery A of the same regiment 
and commanded that Battery through all the fighting the regi- 
ment was in. A few Gibson Countains were in that Battery. The 



principal battles they engaged in were St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne 
and Woevre. 

On August 19 the Germans were forced back in the Lys sector, 
northwest of Soissons. The Britisb took Albert on August 22 and 
other towns, entering Bapaume on the 25. 

On August 27 the Allies broke through the Hindenburg line in 
the Scarpe river region. An interesting incident is told of this 
early breaking of the Hindenburg line. The American First Army 
had been tiring ceaselessly on this particular part of the line for 
two days and nights without finding a weak spot. Finally the 
firing died away and for almost ten minutes not a shell was fired. 
Then one American leisurely made ready and fired his twelve- 
inch mortar, dropping a shell right into the mouth of a dugout 
filled with ammunition. Of course as the explosions continued 
they set fire to all ammunition stored near there and an inde- 
scribable noise and horrible scenes resulted. German bodies were 
blown into the air together with things of all descriptions. After 
about 45 minutes our boys went over to investigate the awful gap- 
ing hole. Along the line there had been splendid underground 
hotels electrically equipped. There were elevators and handsome 
furniture, for the Germans considered this permanent. They had 
no fears that their enemies would ever take this position so well 
guarded and protected. 

Across the chasm some of the boys of the First Army saw 
Hindenburg on horseback on a hill beyond. They opened fire 
upon him and never could understand why they were unable to 
hit him at so reasonable a distance unless there was a great suc- 
tion from the gaping tunnels and dugouts that drew the bullets 
down to the trenches. 

The French took Nesle and many other towns and reached the 
Somme. The next day they took Noyon. 

On August 31 the Franco- American troops won a big battle 
north of Soissons, and the British recaptured Mt. Kemmel and 
took Peronne. The entire German line from Peronne almost to 
Rheims retreated for several miles. 

On September 12 the American First Army, aided by the 
French, attacked on both sides of the St. Mihiel salient, making 
big advances and taking many towns. The British took Havrin- 



court. By the next day the Americans cleared out the St. Mihiel 
salient, taking nearly 20,000 prisoners. This salient was a wedge* 
shaped drive made by the Germans in the fall of 1914 and was so 
fortified and so strong that it had resisted all attempts to drive 
it back. A glance at the map will show how much the taking of 
St. Mihiel meant to the Allies. In this fight the Gibson County 
men of the 111th Field Artillery were attached to the Eighty- 
ninth Division, upon their left was the Second or "Marine" Divi- 
sion, on their right the Forty-second, or "Rainbow." 

On September 26 Americans and French opened a big drive 
near the Meuse, taking many towns and prisoners. Two days 
later the Belgians and British made a big advance in the Ypres 
section and the Allies gained on every front. On September 29 the 
British and Americans smashed through the llindenburg line be- 
tween Cambrai and St. Quentin. 

The Germans were driven out of the entire area between the 
Aisne and Vesle rivers. Americans made a big advance west of 
the Meuse river. 

Some of the hardest fighting of the war was started October 1 
and known as the Champagne offensive. The fighting was des- 
perate and there, as elsewhere, it was difficult to get food to the 
front line troops. 

On October 5 Germany and Austria asked for an armistice and 
peace negotiations based on President Wilson's program. After 
some correspondence their proposals were rejected. President 
Wilson made it clear that appeals for an armistice would have to 
be addressed to General Foch, Commander-in-Chief of the Allied 

On October 7 Americans were in a furious battle for the north 
end of the Argonne forest. On the 8 the Allies smashed the 
llindenburg defenses on a 20-mile front and the French and 
Americans started a new drive east of the Meuse. The next day 
the British occupied Cambrai and pushed far beyond. 

The Argonne wood was cleared of Germans by Americans by 
October 11. Many Gibson County men played valiant parts in 
this big battle. About this time the entire German defense system 
in Champagne was smashed. Before a big offensive in Flanders 

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by the Allies the Germans retreated from northern Belgium, 
evacuating Lille and other cities. 

In America the Fourth Liberty Loan was well over-subscribed. 
In France Americans made an advance in terrific fighting in the 
Meuse valley. 

On October 28 Austria-Hungary asked for a separate peace on 
the terms of the Allies. The next day Turkey presented proposals 
for a separate peace. On October 31 the armistice with Turkey 
went into effect and on November 1 that between Austria-Hun- 
gary and the Allies. 

On November 1 the American First Army smashed the German 
lines west of the Meuse, making in the next few days great ad- 
vances on both sides of the Meuse river. 

On November 5 Americans won a fierce battle for the crossing 
of the Meuse. There was steady fighting in the Woevre sector. 

November 6 was the date of a great French victory on a 100- 
mile front. Indeed great advances were made by the Allies on 
the entire western front. 

On November 9, 1918, Kaiser Wilhelm II. of Germany abdicat- 
ed, leaving the Social Democrats in control of the German govern- 
ment. Ebert was made Chancellor (later President) and a re- 
public was proclaimed in Berlin. Emperor William fled to Hol- 

At 11 a. m. on November 11, 1918, Germany having signed the 
terms amounting to unconditional surrender, the armistice went 
into effect and the war came to a close. 




By Clayton James, a Gibson County 
School Boy. 

If he had laved the green of trees, 
The drowsy hum of summer's bees; 
If friends had dared to call him "Bill," 
Ue might have been a monarch still. 
If he had ever stopped to play 
With children at the close of day. 
Or ridden them upon his knee. 
He might not now an outcast be. 

If he had ever turned aside 

And dropped his dignity and pride, 

Forgetting that he was a king, 

To do a little neighboring 

With humble men who crossed his way 

If he had ever spent one day 

In comradeship lie might not now 

Have hatred on his brow. 

If he'd loved the skies and running brooks 
And tangled woods and fishing nocks. 
And learned the birds to call by name. 
And fed them crumbs as they grew tame; 
Oh had he ever left his throne 
To talk with men he might have known 
Some secrets of the human heart. 
Much better he'd hare played his part. 

If home had ever meant to him 
More than a castle cold and grim ; 
If he had 'tended it with care. 
Had roses planted blooming there: 
Had he but learned to laugh and sing — 
Been more the man and less the king. 
He might not now in Holland wait 
The dreadful verdict of his fate. 

That men who worship power alone 
Shall by it soon be overthrown; 
Who turns away from men and God 
Shall fall at last beneath the rod. 
He that would seek for world success 
Must tread the ways of humbleness 
And find in gentle ways and pure 
The royalty that can endure. 




Special Personal Sketches 

It is rumored that among the Sisterhood of States, Tennessee 
ranked highest in military honors, medals and citations given for 
valor in the Great War. This rumor is not as yet corroborated 
for the government statistics on the question have not yet been 
given out. Certain it is that one Tennesseean, Col. Alvin C. York, 
holds national fame for greatest individual achievement in cap- 
turing 132 < iernians. 

Many Gibson County boys received citations for bravery in 
action and a goodly number were awarded crosses of honor. While 
we are very proud of these well-deserved honors, we are sure many 
others deserved high honor too, but were not so fortunate in hav- 
ing officers careful about recommending citations. 

The collecting of data for these special sketches has been very 
difficult owing to the reticence of Gibson County boys about tell- 
ing their achievements. Most of the facts have been obtained by 
repeated letters to the mothers who were good enough to lend us 
papers and letters from which the sketches could be made. 

As throughout the other sections of the history these sketches 
are arranged alphabetically and not according to military impor- 

.John P. Barge r ( Photo Group No. 11), a farmer boy living near 
Milan, entered the service in October, 1917. He was sent to Camp 
Cordon and listed as No. 733160 Corporal Co. H 6th Inf. He was 
sent overseas with thousands of his mates on the old German 
ship "Covington" April 8, 1918, this same ship being sunk on its 
next trip by a submarine. 

Barger was put on duty in France June 16 in the St. Die sector, 
Annould sector August 23 to 30, St. Mihiel battle September 12 
to 16, Meuse-Argonne October 13 to November 11. 

In the St. Mihiel fight Barger was officially reported as miss- 
ing, but two days later appeared with a German Captain and 
twenty-one privates in front of him. He had captured them 
single-handed and alone. While out on scout duty he got lost 
from his comrades in the advance, and had only a few grenades 
and his rifle (and a little hardtack in his haversack). Most of the 

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men who saw actual service at the front know what he suffered 
worn out yet knowing it would mean sure death if he relaxed 
vigilance a moment. Watching, scouting, fighting, he finally drove 
two German snipers into a dugout. 

Rushing to the entrance, he threw a grenade below and was re- 
warded with a yell of "Kamarad." He ordered the Germans to 
come out and surrender and one by one, led by their Captain, they 
filed out of the hole until twenty-two in number stood in line. 

Barger's discharge simply says, "Served in France April 8, 
1918, to March 9, 1919. Captured 22 prisoners including one 
Captain." But the story of that two days is a record that in all 
probability was unequaled, with but the one exception, by another 
soldier of the nation. 

On November 11 John P. Barger was on the firing line and fired 
the last rifle that was fired in the 6th Infantry at the eleventh 
o 'clock hour. 

Graves D. Cain (Photo Group No. 11), of Bradford, served with 
the Mine Squadron and we asked him to give us a brief description 
of the work of the Mine Force. We repeat his own words as nearly 
as possible: 

"At the beginning of the war the United States suggested to the 
Allied powers the project of laying the Great Northern Mine 
Barrage extending from Norway to the Orkney Islands, a distance 
of 240 miles across the North Sea. 

The plan received the heartiest approval of our European Allies, 
and the hitherto unprecedented task devolved upon the American 

A mine was perfected which was capable of adjusting and an- 
choring itself automatically at any depth and fitted with a } >ositive 
firing arrangement, which only needed contact with enemy craft 
to set off its 300 pounds of the most powerful explosive known to 
modern science, T. N. T. 

The Mine Force of the Atlantic Fleet consisted of ten Mine 
Planters and two auxiliary sea-going tugs. The U. S. S. San Fran- 
cisco of Spanish- American War fame, under command of Captain 
R, R. Belknap, was the flagship of the Squadron. 

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One base was established at Invergordon, and another at Inver- 
ness, Scotland, each with an American naval personnel of one 
thousand men with Rear Admiral Joseph Strauss, N. S. N., com- 
manding the entire force, which ashore and afloat, was comprised 
of seven thousand men. 

The mine planters proceeded from their respective bases under 
the escort of the 14th Destroyer Flotilla Royal Navy, and under 
the protection of larger guns from the larger craft of both the 
Royal Navy and the United States Navy. And in all sorts of 
weather, whether fair or foul, the work went rapidly on, until the 
last of October before the armistice was signed, when the barrier 
was complete. 

On November 30 we sailed from our bases for home via Scapa 
Flow, where we reviewed the German Imperial High Seas Fleet. 

The occasion was a fitting one for the final manoeuvres of the 
United States Mine Force in European waters. The German 
submarines too were riding at anchor at Harwich, England, and 
we felt that Ave had done our bit toward the overthrow of Prus- 
sianism and toward making the world a safer place wherein might 
reign a just and righteous peace." 

At least one Gibson Countian had a part in taking up these 
mines after the armistice. Walter Scott Ditmore of Dyer volun- 
teered for that dangerous service and came through unhurt. 


Leo T. Carlton (Photo Group No. 1), son of Mr. and Mrs. John 
Carlton of Eaton, was awarded the silver star to be worn on the 
service bar and he was specially cited for gallant conduct as phone 
orderly in the second phase of the Meuse-Argonne offensive No- 
vember 1, 1918. 

In a ten-hours' and forty-five minutes' barrage the 345 th Bat- 
talion fired 1,300,000 rounds of ammunition, said to be one of the 
greatest machine gun barrages during the Avar. Companies A and 
B were united to fire a barrage with group Post Commander some 
half kilometer to the rear of the line. These were connected by 
phone and Corporal L. T. Carlton was phone orderly at one end. 
They had two men walking the line to keep it up, but when they 
opened fire the Germans soon located fh'em and began a terrific 



shelling, wounding one of the linemen. Although he had orders 
not to leave the phone, Carlton went out into the deadly shell fire 
and fixed the lines eighteen times. He had four men to carry the 
messages to the gun commander as he received them from the 
group commander. 

The company in which Corporal L. T. Carlton served was com- 
posed principally of men from Texas. Lieut. A. J. Auchterlonie 
in his History of Company B, 345th Machine Gun Company, says 
of them: 

"The men, all of them, had a spirit undaunted by rumor, a con- 
stitution not harmed by excesses and a sense of humor so keeidy 
American that conditions which would vex one in ordinary walks 
of life would from them merely provoke a laugh. These three 
characteristics of the Americans in the A. E. F., combined with 
their undaunted courage, in our estimation are the prime factors 
that carved for the American army the name they have won in 
the field of battle." 

Cannon Dozier (Photo Group No. 1) is a talented, happy heart- 
ed son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Dozier of Yorkville. He was awarded 
the American Distinguished Service Cross. Dozier has a hundred 
or more songs locked in his memory and a voice richly true and 
clear and a smile that makes the song he is singing seem just the 
greatest song in all the world. Over in France he showed, 
Paderewski-like, that a great musician may possess other talents 
undreamed of until called out by the cruel stress of war. At the 
battle of Estress on October 8, 1918, he was ordered over the top. 
There, in the front w T ave, by the side of his Captain going up a 
sunken road, Dozier was shot through the leg; but, regardless of 
the pain, he went on and on. Presently he realized that he was 
alone. Nothing daunted, he made four or five charges on the 
machine gun on top the hill. Getting close enough, he threw a 
grenade killing the two gunners and silencing the machine gun. 
Just then a shell got Dozier. With characteristic determination 
he crawled back to safety, whence he was taken to a hospital. 
Small wonder that his host of friends back in the States were 
distressed by repeated reports of his being maimed or killed. He 

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returned home looking fine, his voice unhurt and left soon to at- 
tend a conservatory of music in ( lincinnati. 

For his bravery in action ( 'arnion Dozier was given the Ameri- 
can Distinguished Service Cross. It was presented to him by 
Major Landers at the Cumberland Church in Yorkville. 

Herbert H. Hunt (Photo Group No. 6), son of Mr. and Mrs. 
J. M. Hunt, Dyer, Route 4, volunteered and entered the Navy 
May 22, 1917. Returning from his fifth trip across the Atlantic, 
lie was on the U. S. S. President Lincoln. When five hundred 
miles from France his shit) was torpedoed by a German sub- 
marine. We repeat the story as Mr. Hunt told it to us: 

"The torpedo hit the ship forward and before the crew had re- 
covered from the shock a second torpedo struck aft and exploded. 
The general alarm rang which meant for all to make preparations 
to abandon the ship. The Captain gave orders to lower life boats 
into the water and also the life rafts. Our Captain saw there was 
no chance to keep the ship afloat so he gave orders to abandon 
ship. There were ropes tied to the top of the ship and thrown 
over the sides into the water. By holding to these ropes the men 
let themselves down to the life boats. Twenty-nine minutes after 
the first torpedo hit the ship, she sunk and there was nothing to 
be seen but life boats and rafts floating upon the high sea. About 
thirty minutes after the ship had sunk the submarine came to the 
surface and sailed around the life boats and rafts. They found 
one boy by the name of Anderson, that had drifted from the rest 
and almost drowned. The Germans threw him a line and took him 
aboard the submarine and gave him coffee and cognac and let him 
off into one of the life boats. The commander of the submarine 
began looking for the commander of the ship. After a fruitless 
search they decided to take a first lieutenant, by the name of 
Isaac. After this the submarine went away. We tied the life 
boats and rafts together to keep them from floating apart during 
the night. After eighteen hours in the water we were picked up 
by an American destroyer which had received the wireless sent 
as soon as the ship was struck." ( larried back to France Mr. Hunt 
and the rest of the crew were taken aboard the IT. S. S. Great 



Northern and brought back to New York. After two months there 
they sailed on the IT. S. Battleship Idaho, the largest ship afloat, 
for Holland. When about two thousand miles from New York a 
very serious storm arose which lasted three days and nights. A 
wireless reached the Idaho that a ship was sinking three miles 
away. Going to them they rescued the crew but the ship was lost. 
Mr. Hunt entered the Navy as fireman and has been promoted 
seven times. 

Lloyd Kinington (Photo in Golden Star Group No. 1) was 
awarded posthumously a Croix de Guerre. We quote from the 
Herald-Democrat: "Mr. V. A. Kinington, who lives a short dis- 
tance from Trenton and who had a son killed in France, has re- 
cently received a Croix de Guerre and a citation from the Com- 
manding General of the Allied Armies through the American 
War Department. The following letter will explain : Mr. V. A. 
Kinington, Trenton, Tenn., Dear Sir: I am sending you today 
the Croix de Guerre and the citation awarded Sergeant Lloyd W. 
Kinington, 9th Inf., deceased. I can not say when it will be pos- 
sible for me to come at a formal ceremony to present the cross 
and I do not want to delay longer getting it into your hands. 
Very Truly, F. L. Landers. 'Citation.' Sergeant Lloyd Kining- 
ton company K 9th Inf. his platoon having suffered heavy losses 
lie reorganized it and kept it in effective action until lie was killed. 
His coolness under the most violent firing gave a very fine and 
steady example to his men. At General Headquarters, January 
30, 1919. The Marshal of France, Commander of French Armies 
in the East." 

Thomas D. Paschal (Photo Group No. 9), son of Mr. and Mrs. 
A. D. Paschal of Rutherford, entered service March 1, 1917; 
served at Jefferson Bks. and Nogales, Arizona. He sailed for 
France June II, 1917. After six months training in France he 
participated in the following battles: Cantigny May 28 to June 
30, second battle of Marne on Soissons sector July 18 to 23, St. 
Mihiel on Alsace-Lorraine September 13 to 18, Meuse-Argonne 

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offensive October 1 to 4. On October 4 be was wounded while tbey 
were taking a machine gun nest of 26 machine guns. 

Because of his unusually long service in France we asked him 
to tell us something of his experiences. He was ready to tell all 
he could of his regiment and of the wonderful victories our armies 
won, but could not be brought out on any personal accomplish- 
ments. Among other things he said: "While I was not decorated 
personally my Regiment was cited for bravery a number of times 
by Gen. John J. Pershing, and the French Government. The 
French Government conferred upon my Regiment what is known 
as the Fourgere, a citation cord which calls for nine citations." 
Corporal Paschal was himself cited for bravery in action by the 
Commander in Chief. This citation was sent him while he was 
m Ft, McPherson just before his discharge. Upon being mustered 
out May 6, 1920, after a brief visit to his parents he entered the 
Atlanta Business College, Atlanta, Ga. 


James R. Rains (Photo Group No. 5), son of Mrs. M. A. Rains 
of Dyer, was aboard the Tuscania when, thirteen days out of New 
York, it sank torpedoed on February 5, 1918, off the coast of 
Ireland. There were 2200 soldiers on board bound for the battle 
front. About two hundred drowned, among them the only other 
Tennesseean aboard— Milton Talley of Union City. Such care was 
taken m guarding the U. S. transports as they carried soldiers 
across the Atlantic that there were remarkably few serious dis- 

Mr. Rains gives us an account of the tragedy as an eye-witness. 
We quote from his description: 

"With about twenty inches of snow in New York, we boarded 
the Tuscania and were assigned bunks; I was on the third deck 
We stayed in New York harbor until 8 A. M. January 24 1918 
We sailed by Halifax, Canada, and saw there how the great ex- 
plosion had blown the city away. We sailed along happily until 
February 5, about 5 :45 P. M. Just as we were eating supper there 
was a crushing explosion, and of course we knew what had hap- 
pened. A submarine had us. The explosion was in the engine 
room and it put out all the lights. In the dark we made our way 


upstairs to the deck where we were assigned to life boats. Think 
of 2200 men making their way up a stairway 4 feet wide ! It was 
quite exciting. Everybody was crying, 'Don't hurry! Don't 
hurry! Plenty of time!' Tbe life boat I was assigned was 13-B 
and 13-A was on top of 13-B, so we must get 13-A down before 
we could get our own. I realized that in the excitement of run- 
ning upstairs I had lost my life belt, so while the boys were get- 
ting 13-A down, I made it to my bunk to get a life belt. Plenty 
of room on the stairs now — everybody was crowded on deck. Just 
as I reached my bunk the water began running under me and of 
course I did not tarry. I got a life belt and made it upstairs again 
but dropped the belt and had to go down the second time after it. 
By this time, not more than one or two minutes, the water was 
over my shoe tops. 1 made it back to deck and found 13-A just 
ready to be lowered so the men got in and we went to let them 
down and the rope broke — down they went, boat on top. I did 
not like this but I knew the water was to the third deck. I de- 
cided to wait until the life boat was safely down before I should 
get in. As some of us had to let the boat down and then go down 
on ropes, I helped to lower the boat. When we let 13-B down, 
some of the boys of 13-A who were still alive swam to 13-B and 
got in, so there was not room for all of us. I was among those left 
on deck. 

"By this time the wind was getting higher and the waves larger 
so the boys could not handle the life boat. It drifted back to the 
big boat and just as it rushed up to the big boat, there was a raft 
that broke loose from the top deck and hit right on top of them. 
I do not think there was anyone saved. There I was, all my squad 
gone except three of us. I went over to the other side of the boat 
where Co. D of our battalion was getting off. I worked in and got 
into one of the life boats. As luck would have it, we were on the 
side where the wind and waves took us away from the big boat. 
At this time the boat was almost down on one side and the other 
side was going up intsead of down. Just as we were about three 
or four hundred yards from the boat the Torpedo Destroyers came 
up and I sure wished I was on one of them. But we were making 
it pretty good so they paid no attention to us. They were busy 
getting the rest from the boat. We kept drifting away from the 




big boat until we got out of sight. The waves were going over 
our beads and we must bold on for dear life. We were in tbis 
misery for seven hours. Finally we saw a boat coming but as we 
did not have a ligbt to signal them, we were almost ready to give 
up when they threw a spot light on us. 

"I did not have strength enough left to pull up by the rope they 
let down to us and I fell in the water, but a big Irishman got me 
by the hand and sure gave me a pull up. 

"We were almost frozen. They took off their coats and gave 
them to us. and about three-thirty in the morning we landed in 
Ireland. We went to an Irish camp where The Irish got up and 
made us soup and tea. Must say we were treated nice while there. 
A 1 tout ten o'clock we awoke from a good nap and the flowers 
were blooming and the grass was green and I thought of the old 
song, 'There's a Pretty Spot in Ireland.' " 

Mr. Rains spent ten days in Ireland in a hospital, six weeks 
in England and then reached France in time to participate in two 
months' fighting on the Argonne front. And in the summer of 
1919, he returned safely to bis home in Dver. 

Paul G. Sanderfer (Photo Group No. 5), son of Mr. and Mrs. 
W. Gr. Sanderfer of Trenton, is the only Gibson County soldier to 
be awarded three medals for bravery and devotion to duty under 
deadly fire. He was given the Croix de Guerre with gilt star by 
the French Government, the British medal for "Distinguished 
Service on the Field," and, most highly esteemed of all, the Dis- 
iinguished Service Cross by bis own Government. 

He was later given a scholarship in the University of the South 
at Sewanee and entered school there upon his return to the States. 

The following letter was sent Sgt. Paid Sanderfer July 14, 1919, 
by the Adjutant General: 

"This office has been advised by cable No. 2001 by the Command- 
ing General, American Expeditionary Forces, that he has awarded 
the distinguished service cross to you for 'extraordinary heroism 
in action near St. Souplet, France, October 10, 1918. Sergeant 
Sanderfer showed exceptional devotion to duty and bravery dur- 
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machine gain fire, lie continued to lead his platoon forward until 
he fell from weakness caused by loss of blood. He, even then, 
continued to advance by crawling until his strength entirely failed 
him. The Quartermaster General of the Army has been directed 
to cause the distinguished service cross to be forwarded to you." 

Paul Sanderfer has all his life proved an earnest, capable boy 
and a brilliant student. The qualities that manifested themselves 
in the brave sergeant leading his men to the point of utter ex- 
haustion have always shown in his accomplishing whatever he 
undertook. Those same qualities assure his success through life. 

Hubbard J. Walker (photo group Xo. 10,) of Fruitland. son of 
Berrv and Mattie Walker, entered service October 5, 1917. After 
training in Camp Sevier. South Carolina, he was sent overseas 
early in 1918. In the battle line at Ypres, June 21. 1918, he was 
wounded but displayed a courage and endurance that won for him 
the Distinguished Service Cross of America and the Croix de 
Guerre of France. He was awarded the Distinguished Service 
Cross on September 9. 1918. and later the following citation was 
sent him: 

(ORDER NO. 18,000) 

With the approbation of the Commander in Chief of the Ameri- 
can Expeditionary Forces in France, the Marshal of France. < !om- 
mander in Chief of the French Armies of the East cites, in the 
order of the Army Corps, Private Hubbard Walker. Company C, 
117th Regiment of American Infantry: 

"Finding himself cut off in an automatic rifle position heavilv 
bombarded by the enemy, he showed courage and devotion by re- 
maining at his post in spite of his wound which made it difficult 
to handle his sun. and after having seen two of his comrades killed 
and two others severely wounded, and moreover seeing fire for the 
first time." 

At General Headquarters. May 27. 1919. 
The Marshal of France. 

Commander of the French Armies of the East. 


Sydney M. Wilson, of Humboldt, sailed for the western front 
early in July, 1918, on the Persic, a British boat. The trip was 
uneventful until they were within 198 miles of England off the 
coast of Ireland. On July 10, 1918, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, 
the Persic was torpedoed. Out of the 3600 on board only one man 
is known to have been killed. Five submarine chasers took the 
men and crew to Plymouth, England, and the ship was towed in. 
From the time of the explosion the ship was cleared in wonderful 
order and speed. In 40 minutes that big crowd was transferred to 
the submarine chasers. There were fifteen ships in the convoy. 
Only the Persic was struck. 


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(Two Viewpoints) 
By a Soldier. 

The cynic cries : 
"Pray tell me, soldier, what gain you now 

In leaving home and kin and quest for gold 
To fight the Old World's battles o'er the sea? 
America's the new — why not forget the old? 

"Because a half-crazed student killed a prince 

And fanned to flame the deep and smold'ring hate 
Of petty monarchs, why rise you up to fight? 

They made this Zi'ar; now leave them to their fate. 

"A despot with a tott'ring brain as warped 

And withered as the arm of him cries: 'Blood!' 
And puppetlike, you leap to tear him down. 

Why smirch yourself within the crimson flood? 

"A hundred years from noiv, lad, who zvill care 
That you tossed your young life into the fray? 
What will it matter that you sprang to arms 
And offered thus to give your life away?" 

The soldier speaks : 
"Think you that I build just for today, 

O sneering mocker, coward, ranting fool? 
Are you so blind you cannot see beyond the span 
Of one short life, one insane monarch's rule? 

"I fight, as do my million brothers fight, 

that death today may bring a lasting peace. 
That suffering now alleviate tomorrow's pain; 
That zvar today may mean that wars shall cease. 

"Because we are the new, can we forget the old 

That gave us birth? Are we too young to understand 
The rights of man. the rights for which we fought 
And died when we were few upon tliis land? 

"A hundred years from now my name and face 
Will be forgotten and my grave unknown; 
But o'er this land wherein we dwell 

They'll reap the years of peace our blood has sown." 




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Aleace Lorraine (al use lo ran) 

Argonne (ar'gon') 

Armlet Ice (ar'ml stis ) 

Arrar (a'rae' ) 

Barrage (ba'razh') 

Boche (bosh ) 

Belleau (bel 6') 

Bernfltorff (bern'storf ) 

Bosnia-Herzegovina (boz 'nl a - her tee go ve na ) 

Boureeches (bur ehez ) 

Breat-Lltovek (brest - lye tofsk ) 

Bulgaria (bool ga rl a ) 

Bordeaux (bor do ) 

Cambral ( kan bre ) 

Camouflage (ka moo flazh 

cantlgny (ka teen y ) 

Cantonment (kan ton ment 

Cettlnje (tset'en ya ) 

Champagne (eham pan jirench, shan pan' y ) 

Chateau Thierry (eha to tye're'; Bha to tyo re') 

Chemln des Dames (she" man' da dam') 

Clemenceau (kla man 'so' ) 

Croix de Guerre (krwa der gare ' ) 

Festubert (fes'tu bar') 

Palkland iBlande (fok'land 1 lands ) 

Fooh (fosh ) 

Glvenchy-les-i_abaseee (zhe van Bhe le la ba ea ) 

Gerard ( Je rard ) 

Halg (hap, ) 

Hlndenburg (hin den burg ) 

Hohenzollern (ho en tsol ern ) 

Izonzo (e zon'tso ) 

Kaiser \Tllhelm 11 (kl'zer vll'helm ) 

Khaki (kii'ke' ) 

Le Mane ( le man') 

Liege (le azh ) 

Looe (16 6s' ) 

Louvaln (loo van ) 

Marne (marn ) 

Meuse (muz ; French muz ) 

Meaux ( mo ) 

Meesines (me sen ) 

Metz (mete; French mee ) 

Montdldier (mon'de'dya ) 

Nee (na )= born 

Noyon (nwa'yon') 

Olse (was ) 

Neuve-Chapelle (nuv - eha'pel') 

Paris (par'ls jtrench pe're') 

Gen. PerBhlng (pur'ehing ) 

Gen. Petaln (pa'tan') 

President Polncalre (pwan'care') 

Prussia (prush'* ) 

Riga (re ga ) 

Roumanla (roo ma nl a ) 

Russia (ruah'a ) 

Salient (ea 11 ent ) 

Salonlkl (ea 16 nS ke ) 

Seine (san ) 

Sarajevo (aer'a ya vo ) 

Soiseons (ewa son' ) 

Somme (som ) 

Toul (tool ) 

Vaux (vo ) 

Verdun (ver'dun jf'rench ver'doon-) 

Vesle (vel ) 

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Voages (vozh ) 

Woevre (vo 'ev r' ) 

Tpr es ( e 'pr ' ) 

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You fling out Old Glory; 

You sing her proud story, 

Her history thrills you through. 

In peace you march near her, 

You bid people cheer her. 

You're glad she stands guard over you, 

But. friend, in what manner 

Do you serve your banner? 

Is your part but plaudits and brag? 

Do you see but beauty 

Where others read duty.' 

How much have you put in your flag? 

'Tis not her star cluster . 

Nor yet tier stripes' lustre 
That gives her sublimity. 

Our banner is human/. 

Strong men and brave women 

Are wrought in the flag of the free. 

'Tis the service they render 

'Thai causes her splendor. 

Without them Old Glory's a rag. 

She calls — foes assail her, 

Will you help or fail her? 

How much will you put in your flag? 

(From Saturday Evening Post, July 1917) 



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